Information society: overview

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TACD work in the area of Information Society aims to promote the recognition and improvement of consumer rights in the digital world. With consumers increasingly relying on the Internet for work, shopping and social life, it is more important than ever that the appropriate regulatory frameworks are in place to ensure their safety and privacy. …

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Intellectual property: overview

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TACD’s work on intellectual property (IP) focuses on promoting a more balanced IP system in which the needs and rights of consumers are given equal consideration to those of rights holders. TACD promotes an IP system that effectively promotes innovation while maintaining access for users. Read TACD’s Policy Recommendations on Intellectual Property Read TACD’s Briefing …

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TACD calls on regulators to stop Facebook collecting web browsing data

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TACD has written to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Irish Data Protection Commissioner to urge them to take action and halt a recently announced change in Facebook’s business practices. Facebook announced in June 2014 that it plans to increase the amount of data that it collects from users. The company is planning to …

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EU consultation on ISDS in the TTIP: TACD responds

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TACD has submitted a response on behalf of consumers to a European Commission (EC) consultation on the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the proposed EU-US free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). ISDS is a private enforcement mechanism that has been included in a number of other international free trade agreements …

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TACD Stakeholder Forum 2014: Consumers Meant Business

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The TACD Stakeholder Forum ‘The TTIP one year on: Consumers Mean Business’ took place on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 in the Pew Conference Center, Washington D.C. Consumer advocates, EU and U.S. government officials and business people discussed the implications of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for citizens and consumers. The conference hosted …

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TACD highlights consumer concerns on regulatory convergence during 5th round of TTIP negotiations

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TACD makes the consumer voice heard TACD has presented its concerns about regulatory convergence to the negotiators of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The presentation was made by Rob Weissman at a Public Forum organised by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as part of the fifth round of TTIP negotiations which …

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TACD joins call for transparency in the TTIP

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On the eve of the next round of talks to agree an EU-US free trade agreement, TACD has joined civil society organisations from both sides of the Atlantic in calling on the European Commission to ensure an open and transparent negotiation process. A trade deal of historic proportions The proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership …

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TACD responds to USTR anouncement of Public Interest Advisory Committee

TACD has responded to the US Trade Representative (USTR) proposal for a new public interest trade advisory committee, which would provide input to trade negotiations such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The new committee would include members from consumer protection, international development and public health organizations. “TACD has been asking for more …

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TTIP: overview

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a proposed EU-US free trade agreement currently being negotiated. With tariffs between the two economic blocks at historic lows, the negotiations are focussing on dismantling other ‘barriers to trade’. A key aim for the TTIP is to bring rules and regulations on both sides of the Atlantic …

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Food: overview

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TACD work in the area of food aims to ensure that food policy makers within the EU and US take actions that promote consumer interests. Particular focuses are on improving food safety, tackling the obesity pandemic and ensuring that appropriate information is provided on food products to help consumers make healthy choices. Read TACD’s Policy …

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