Dr David Mangan


Assistant Professor

New House
(01) 4747771


Prior to entering academic work, he practised as a lawyer (barrister & solicitor) in Canada and held consulting positions. Since obtaining his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics, David has held academic positions in Canada and the UK where he was Associate Professor and Deputy Associate Dean (International). His research focuses on labour/employment and obligations (contract, tort), particularly the effect of information technology in these areas. David’s work has been published in Europe, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the European Labour Law Journal, and one of its European Developments editors. David is also co-editor of the Wolters Kluwer blog Global Workplace Law & Policy, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Italian Labour Law e-Journal. David is also a Ph.D. supervisor with Advance CRT which is funded by the Irish Science FoundationHe is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (Professional Development) in Toronto and at Université Catholique Lyon, Faculty of Law. From 2022-2023, David is a Global Professor at KU Leuven, Faculty of Law. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Pescara-Chieti.   

Research Interests

David's research investigates private law obligations (contract and tort) as well as employment/labour law, with a focus on the impact of information technology in these areas. In this work, he draws together the doctrinal aspects of contract and tort with social, political and economic considerations. Within these subjects, research has been conducted under two headings: (i) the influence of information technology on the workplace; and, (ii) the challenges posed by information technology to the law of obligations. 

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
Privacy@Work Co-Lead This study will provide guidance to stakeholders in the fields of labour law and industrial relations through the myriad issues (attributable to IT innovations) pertaining to privacy at work. This project additionally lays the groundwork for a potential ‘European common framework of principles on privacy at work’ that can find recognition within the context of the General Data Protection Regulation and the European social dialogue. This common framework will also form the basis of the next stage of research after this project. 01/06/2021 30/06/2023
Enhancing labour standards and protection measures for platform workers Investigator This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement n° 833577). ResPecTMe will generate a new theoretical model of, and a measurement approach and monitoring tools for, precariousness at the paid and unpaid work continuum. 01/01/2022
Varieties of Industrial Relations in Aviation Lockdown (VIRAL) Scientific Committee Member This project aims to improve the expertise and knowledge of industrial relations through activities of analysis and research in a crucial European business, particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, such as the air transport sector and its value chain. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on air transport sector has been very telling, affecting low cost and legacy airlines equally. During the Covid-19 crisis, airlines have seen their capacity reduced by between 95 to 98 percent, and therefore thousands of employees along the air transport value chain have been laid off or put on short time working. 01/08/2021 30/06/2023
The Equivocal Autonomy of Academic Employment Co-Lead This book presents readers with perspectives on contemporary employment of academics. It may surprise the general public that the idea of the ‘ivory tower’ now more closely approximates an office building. Academia hires individuals who have been trained and have demonstrated their capacity to work autonomously. It employs these same individuals, however, in a manner that is representative of the on-demand nature of work in the early 21st century. Consequently, academia exhibits a number of tensions. Working time is not fixed, but continuous. Publish or perish has been amended to publish (to a level to be determined) or be put on a teaching-only contract; where a teaching-only contract (oddly) constitutes some form of inferior ranking. A third facet of academic work, service to the university, may be one of the most subjective terms in employment contracts. 01/01/2022
“Ireland’s Online Safety Media Regulation Bill” Co-Lead This project assesses the Irish Government’s Online Safety Bill complemented by data from a forum session with students (final year and graduate) at Maynooth University’s School of Law. 01/02/2022

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2022 D.Mangan (2022) '“Remote Work: Dissuasion Through Legislation”'. Irish Jurist, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) '‘Agreement to Discuss: The Social Partners Address the Digitalisation of Work’'. Industrial Law Journal, 50 . https://doi.org/10.1093/indlaw/dwab026
2021 D.Mangan (2021) 'Delivering on the Binary Divide'. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, 12 . [DOI]
2021 D.Mangan (2021) 'Does an online professional profile violate an employer’s confidentiality?'. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, 12 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2031952521998813
2020 Mangan, D; Gramano, E; Kullmann, M (2020) 'An unprecedented social solidarity stress test'. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, 11 :247-275. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Mangan, D (2020) 'Covid-19 and labour law in Ireland'. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, 11 :298-305. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 Mangan, D (2020) 'Covid-19 and labour law in the United Kingdom'. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, 11 :332-346. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) ''Regulating for Decent Work: Reflections on the Classification of Employees''. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, 11 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2031952520905142 [Full-Text]
2019 D.Mangan (2019) '‘Perplexing Platforms for Tort’'. Supreme Court Law Review (Canada), 93 .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) '‘Beyond Procedural Protection: Information Technology, Privacy and the Workplace’'. European Law Review, 44 .
2016 D.Mangan (2016) 'Process and Outcome'. King's Law Journal, 27 . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 D.Mangan (2015) '‘Regulating for Responsibility: Reputation and Social Media’'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 29 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2015 Mangan D. (2015) 'No longer. Not yet. the promise of labour law'. King's Law Journal, 26 (1):129-150. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2014 Mangan D. (2014) 'Assessing employment tribunal awards'. Industrial Law Journal, 43 (2). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Mangan D. (2013) 'Employment tribunal reforms to boost the economy'. Industrial Law Journal, 42 (4):409-421. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 D.Mangan (2023) 'Jones v Tsige' In: Landmark Cases in Privacy law. Oxford : Hart.
2023 D.Mangan (2023) 'Privacy at Work - Ireland' In: Privacy at Work. Deventer : Wolters Kluwer.
2022 D.Mangan (2022) ''Comparative analysis of legal constraint to remote surveillance’' In: Decent work in the digital age: European and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford : Hart.
2022 D.Mangan (2022) '‘Guidance from the EU Courts: Privacy in the Workplace’' In: Privacy and the Employment Relationship. Milan : Giuffrè.
2022 D.Mangan & I.Senatori (2022) '‘The UK, Labour and Technology’' In: Technological Innovation, Social Change and Labour Relations: New Paradigms to Understanding Labor Law in the 21st Century. Deventer : Wolters Kluwer.
2022 D.Mangan (2022) '‘Social Media Speech and the Workplace’' In: Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. Cham : Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1_1159-1
2021 D.Mangan (2021) '‘Article 7 – Respect for Private and Family Life (Private Life, Home and Communications)’' In: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A Commentary. Oxford : Hart Publishing. [Link]
2020 D. Mangan (2020) '‘Situating Canadian defamation and privacy law in comparative context’' In: Research Handbook on Comparative Privacy and Defamation Law. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788970594.00033
2020 D.Mangan (2020) '‘Influencer Marketing as Labour: Between the Public and Private Divide’' In: The Regulation of Social Media Influencers. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788978286
2020 D. Mangan, M. Doherty (2020) ''The informing ethos behind the sources of UK national labour law'' In: The Sources of National Labour Law in Contemporary Economy. Deventer : Kluwer.
2020 D.Mangan (2020) ''COVID-19 and Labour Law: Ireland'' In: Legal Responses to Covid-19 around the World”. Brazil : Brazilian Bar Association.
2019 D.Mangan (2019) '‘Ford, Taylor and the Gig: Workplaces in Transition’' In: Employment Relations in the 21st Century: Challenges for Interdisciplinary Research in a Changing World of Work. Deventer : Wolters Kluwer. [Link]
2019 D.Mangan (2019) '‘Deepening Precarity in the United Kingdom’' In: Precarious Work. The Challenge for Labour Law in Europe. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. [Link] https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788973267.00012
2018 D.Mangan (2018) '‘Labour Law: The Medium and the Message’' In: Game Changers in Labour Law: Shaping the Future of Work. The Netherlands : Wolters Kluwer. [Link]
2017 D.Mangan (2017) '‘Social Media in the Workplace’' In: The Legal Challenges of Social Media. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. [Link] [DOI]
2017 D.Mangan & L.E.Gillies (2017) '‘The Legal Challenges of Social Media’' In: The Legal Challenges of Social Media. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar. [DOI]
2011 T.A.Novitz & D.Mangan (2011) ''An introduction to the role of labour standards in development'' In: The role of labour standards in development?. Oxford : Oxford University Press/British Academy. [Link] [DOI]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2020 D.Mangan (2020) 'Employment status: the curious case of the delivery person' Caliban’s Dance: FE after the Tempest, 6 . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1163/24056901-00603017
2020 D.Mangan (2020) 'COVID-19 and Labour Law: Ireland' Italian Labour Law e-Journal, 13 . [Link] [DOI]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) '‘Freedom and Dignity in the UK workplace’' Italian Labour Law E-Journal, 13 . [DOI]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) '‘Beyond Procedural Protection: Information Technology, Privacy and the Workplace’' European Current Law, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) '‘Online Speech and the Workplace: Public Right, Private Regulation’' Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, 39 .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) '‘Avoiding liability for negative reference letters’' Professional Negligence, 34 .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) 'Book review: 'Medium Law'' CrisisJam, 9 . [Link]
2017 D.Mangan (2017) 'Book Review: Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law: Mind the Gap' Journal of Information Rights, Policy and Practice, (2) . [Link] [DOI]
2015 D.Mangan (2015) '‘Confusion in Material Contribution’' Canadian Bar Review, 91 .
2015 R.Zahn & D.Mangan (2015) '‘Labour Standards and Sustainable Development: Unpicking the EU’s Approach’' International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 31 . [Link]
2014 Mangan D. (2014) 'Cajole and control: The law of managing education in a globalised world' Global Journal of Comparative Law, 3 (1) :97-134. [DOI]
2014 D.Mangan (2014) '‘The Curiosity of Professional Status’' Professional Negligence, 30 .


Year Publication
2023 F. Hendrickx, D.Mangan, E.Gramano (2023) Privacy@Work. Deventer: Wolters Kluwer.
2017 D.Mangan & L.E.Gillies (2017) The Legal Challenges of Social Media. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Link] [DOI]
2011 T.A.Novitz & D.Mangan (2011) The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From Theory to Sustainable Practice?. Oxford: Oxford University Press/British Academy. [Link] [DOI]


Year Publication
2023 D. Mangan (2023) The pros and cons of remote work. BLOG
2022 D. Mangan (2022) The politics of public sector labour relations: a long Covid effect?. BLOG [Link]
2022 D.Mangan (2022) Responses to Covid-19: Remote Work. BLOG [Link]
2022 D.Mangan, K.Muszyński, V. Pulignano (2022) Is addressing working conditions the response to the great resignation?. BLOG [Link]
2022 D.Mangan (2022) Building Resilience in the Labour Market. BLOG [Link]
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Sunset for the office?. BLOG [Link]
2021 D.Mangan (2021) California: From Proposition to Law. BLOG [Link]
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Re: The Future of Work. BLOG [Link]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) Template Innovation. BLOG [Link]
2020 D. Mangan, E. Gramano, M. Kullmann (2020) An unprecedented social solidarity stress test. BLOG [Link]
2020 F. Hendrickx, E. Gramano, D.Mangan (2020) Privacy, data protection and the digitalisation of work: how industrial relations can implement a new pillar. BLOG [Link]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) Carpe diem and the pandemic. BLOG [Link]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) Permanently Logged Off. BLOG [Link]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) A Future for Work After Digitalization. BLOG [Link]
2020 D.Mangan (2020) An employee’s professional online presence beyond the workplace. BLOG [Link]
2019 D.Mangan (2019) From Industry 1.0 to 4.0. BLOG
2019 D. Mangan (2019) Brexit, Value, and Work. BLOG [Link]
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Free speech in a globalized world. BLOG [Link]
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Has information technology created more work?. BLOG [Link]
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Commercial and Labour Law Considerations in the Uber Litigation. BLOG [Link]

Published Report

Year Publication
2019 D. Mangan, E. Harbinja, M.R. Leiser, K. Barker, F. Romero-Moreno, and D Dushi (2019) Online Harms White Paper: Consultation Response. British Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA), . [Link]
2019 D. Mangan & M. Doherty (2019) ‘Digitalization, robotization and new technologies in the agricultural sector: Ireland’. Portuguese Confederation of Employers in the Agricultural Sector, .
2017 D.Mangan (2017) ‘The Relationship Between Defamation, Breach of Privacy and Other Legal Claims Involving Offensive Internet Content’. Law Commission of Ontario, . [Link]

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2023 (2023) Labour Law Research Network 6 Labour Law Research Network 6 Faculty of Law and Administration University of Warsaw, .
2023 (2023) The Fifth Roger Blanpain Lecture The Fifth Roger Blanpain Lecture Institute for Labour Law, KU Leuven, .
2023 (2023) Decent work in the digital age The curious protection of privacy and data in labour law Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary, .
2023 D.Mangan (2023) European and International Labour and Social Law Seminar “Data Protection Challenges in Irish Law and Practice” Hamburg, .
2022 F. Hendrickx, D.Mangan, E. Gramano (2022) Privacy@Work Consideration of the state of the law of privacy in EU workplaces KU Leuven, .
2022 D.Mangan (2022) George Orwell & 21 Century Labour Law Does Orwell speak to a digital revolution in the 21st century? Warsaw, .
2022 D.Mangan, K. Muszynski, V. Pulignano (2022) Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics “Squaring the triangle – the impact of intermediaries and subcontracting on working conditions within the platform economy” Amsterdam, .
2022 D.Mangan (2022) Law, Technology and Labour “Roundtable on Decent Work in the Digital Age: European and Comparative Perspectives” Bologna, .
2022 D.Mangan (2022) The Fourth Roger Blanpain Lecture ‘The threshold is the place to pause: the digitalisation of work’ KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, .
2022 D.Mangan & E. Gramano (2022) 19th Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi Remote Work: Freedom and Dignity at Home? Modena, Italy, .
2022 D.Mangan (2022) Direct 2 - “Expanding and Improving Workplace Democracy as a Prerequisite for Humanising Labour and Work Environment – Employees’ A Room of One’s Own? Cork, Ireland, .
2022 D.Mangan (2022) BILETA ‘The threshold is the place to pause: the digitalisation of work’ Exeter, United Kingdom, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Society of Internet Platforms International discussion about internet platforms National University of Public Service (Budapest, Hungary), .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Young Explorers Seminar The threshold is the place to pause: digitalisation of work Lodz, Poland, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Labour Law Research Network 5 Autonomy in Academia? Breaking through the invisible boundaries of contemporary scientific thought Warsaw, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Labour Law Research Network 5 Privacy@Work Warsaw, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Labour Law Research Network 5 Prospects and Obstacles: Applying the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights Warsaw, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Labour Law Research Network 5 Sports as Labour Law Warsaw, .
2021 D.Mangan (2021) Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi ‘The embedded nature of IT in the workplace: A Ph.D. in online platforms’ Modena, Italy, .
2020 D.Mangan, M.Kullmann, E.Gramano (2020) International Association of Labour Law Journals Covid-19 and labour law: early lessons Leuven, .
2020 D.Mangan (2020) 'Influencer marketing as labour: between the public and private divide' Regulation of Social Media Influencers Maastricht, .
2019 D. Mangan (2019) Digital Rights in Brexit: Changes and Challenges ‘The virtual windmill: digital employment rights post-Brexit’ Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London), .
2019 D. Mangan (2019) Second International Conference in Commemoration of Roger Blanpain ‘A framework for information technology in the workplace’ KU Leuven, .
2019 D. Mangan (2019) Labour 2030 ‘Ford, Taylor and the Gig: Innovation or Repetition?’ Porto, Portugal, .
2019 D. Mangan (2019) 6th Regulating for Decent Work Conference ‘Reflections On The Contemporary Issues of the Classification of Workers and Independent Contractors and Proposals For A New Theoretical Framework’ International Labour Organisation, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Ethics and Digitalisation The Ethics of Social Media Technology for Soliciting Organ Donations Maynooth University, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) LLRN 4 Valparaiso ‘Private Life and Confidentiality in the Workplace’ Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Labour Law Research Network 4 ‘The sources of National Labour Law in Contemporary Economy’ Valparaiso, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Canadian Law of Obligations ‘Canadian privacy and defamation in comparative context’ University of New Brunswick, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) BILETA ‘Canadian privacy and defamation in comparative context’ Queen’s University Belfast, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) A Global Perspective on Defamation and Privacy Law Conference ‘Common law meets cyberlaw’ Leeds University, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) ‘Social Media Influencers and Employment Law’ ‘Social Media Influencers and Employment Law’ University of East Anglia, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) The Regulation of Social Media Influencers ‘Influencer Marketing as Labor: Between the Public and Private Divide’ Maastricht University, .
2019 D.Mangan (2019) Reputation as Property: Perspectives from Tort and Property ‘Reputation as Property: Perspectives on Work’ Trinity College Dublin, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) International Transplant Network Congress ‘Social Media and Organ Donation’ Antalya, Turkey, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) ‘Fordism, Taylorism and the Gig: Workplace Philosophies in Transition’ KU Leuven, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) Gerald Fridman and the Law of Obligations ‘Perplexing Platforms for Tort’ London, Canada, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) International Academy of Comparative Law ‘Information Technology: The Impetus for Legal Innovation’ Fukuoka, Japan, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) International Society of Public Law (I-CON) ‘The Common Law’s Challenge: Employment Law & Brexit’ Hong Kong University, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) Law and Society Annual Conference ‘Labour Law: The Medium is the Message’ Toronto, Canada, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) Precarious Work. The Challenge for Labour Law in Europe 'Deepening Precarity' Lund University, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) ‘The Italian Self-Employment Statute. A Comparative Overview’ 'Considering the New How' Università Ca’ Foscari, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) Internet Law ‘The Medium and the Message: Information Technology at Work’ New York Law School, .
2018 D.Mangan (2018) International Conference of Europeanists ‘The Common Law’s Challenge’ Chicago, United States, .

Newspaper Articles

Year Publication
2022 D.Mangan and J. Geary (2022) Remote working is starting to look like a busted flush. Dublin: NEWSA [Link]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2015 D.Mangan (2015) A Platform for Discipline: Social Media Speech and the Workplace. WP [Link]
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