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The supply market of the “gig” economy is built on private property of participants. Because owners have the opportunity to moderate the capacity of their property on how it is used, they become independent contractors. However, there is no rights and legal paper that cover this aspect since anyone taking part in the gig market can facilitate their own property, hence, it leads to the raise of safety concern. Most of sharing platforms now allow both customers and workers performing the service to exchange information and communicate the value of these transaction for further benefits. In this way, these systems may act as a safety net for users. However, when it comes to certain issues, these systems will show some bias limitations such as determining whether a vehicle is mechanically in good quality or not, hosts are subject to criminal background.Examples in Asia context: Seoul has claimed Uber illegal for offering unlicensed taxi services since Uber drivers are not required to have a taxi licenses to enter the market which eventually reduces the value of licenses. According to themalaysianonline.com, there were many robbery, and sexual harassment cases with Uber that it took Uber a long time to be legal in Malaysia. In 2016,  alleged rape of an Indian woman by an Uber driver in India is an extreme example of the danger of P2P sharing. Minister of Singapore National Development reported that in 2016, URA received complaints from home-owners about violations increased by 60 percent. To prevent such issues, many countries banned some sharing platform, Uber, for example, is banned or suspended in South Korea, Indian capital, Delhi. Short-term home renting like Airbnb is currently illegal in Singapore. Many laws and policies have been made to regulate the e-hailing service in this country in order to guarantee the safety of users and customers. Digital drivers in Malaysia are required to go through same requirements imposed on conventional taxi drivers such as health checks, vehicle inspection and security cards of the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) acquirement which is the same for drivers in Singapore. In Philippine, mobile taxi hailing apps, such as Easy Taxi or GrabTaxi are permitted because they partner with taxi companies, while Uber is under threat of being illegal for providing public transport service without insurance for better safety. However, with the increase in the number of platform and the unability to control the drivers under this systems, nothing is guaranteed.  

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