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TACD urges WTO negotiators not to interfere with digital rights

Today, TACD publishes a resolution on digital trade urging WTO negotiators not to interfere with digital rights and setting out a number of recommendations. The resolution comes after the statement released on Friday 25 January 2019 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where a group of 76 World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries …

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TACD publishes resolution on competition, privacy and consumer welfare

Today, TACD publishes a policy resolution on competition in resopnse to the European Commission’s and the US Federal Trade Commission’s consultations on the future of competition law and policy. The resolution looks at the interplay between competition, privacy and consumer welfare in digital markets and sets out seven recommendations. The expansion of digital technologies and …

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EU NGOs blast Google Location data collection as U.S. Groups blast FTC on privacy

By Ed Mierzwinski, Senior Director of the Federal Consumer Program at U.S. Public Interest Research Group. Ed Mierzwinski is Senior Director of the Federal Consumer Program Consumer at U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the U.S. co-chair of the TACD Steering Committee. On 27 November 2018, 7 member groups of the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) …

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TACD urges FTC to investigate Google’s location tracking

Today, TACD has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission explaining how Google manipulates users into constant location tracking. The letter follows the publication of TACD member the Norwegian Consumer Council’s (NCC) latest research “Every Step You Take”, which follows on from the “Deceived by Design” report released in June 2018. The latest report …

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