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TACD welcomes President Juncker’s push for comprehensive data protection agreement

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The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) has written to the President-elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, sending him best regards in his upcoming term and expressing support for proposals regarding a comprehensive data protection agreement that recognises the need to safeguard personal information in the global economy. TACD is particularly pleased about the President-elect’s ambitions …

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EU-Canada trade agreement leaked text makes mockery of TTIP ISDS public consultation

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The text of the recently completed EU-Canada bilateral free trade agreement (known as CETA) has been leaked by a German media organisation. The text contains a chapter on Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) which makes a mockery of the recent EU public consultation on ISDS in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the proposed …

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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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