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IEEE Standards University

Hello everyone,

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To "Uber" or not to "uber" ?

Lately, the debate surrounding the topic of regulating the collaborative/shared economy has greatly intensified. From government official and business owners, to academics and regular bar goers,  everyone has an opinion on the question: To regulate collaborative platforms or to not regulate them, in other words: to "uber" or not to 'uber"? 

This is NOT a "crappy" conversation!

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about an ecological sanitation system. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 2.5 billion people have no access to safe, clean toilets and 1 billion are forced to defecate in the open. The devastating consequences of these practices include an estimated 1 million preventable deaths per year,
primarily from dysentery-like diarrheal diseases.

Consumer Protection and the Sharing Economy: Ontario Pilot

Hi everyone,

I thought this was very interesting given standards discussions about consumer issues related to the sharing economy at ISO/COPOLCO and other forums recently.

Ontario Partners With Airbnb on New Pilot Project: Province Supporting Economic Potential of Sharing Economy

February 19, 2016 10:05 A.M.

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