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Letter to new EU Trade Commissioner to initiate dialogue

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In a letter to Cecilia Malmström, the Co-Chairs of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) requested a meeting to initiate a discussion between consumer representatives and the Commissioner that will soon represent the EU in negotiations with the U.S. on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Monique Goyens (Director General at BEUC – the European …

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TACD member makes consumer voice on nanomaterials heard during 7th round of TTIP negotiations

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Numerous TACD member organisations presented at the Stakeholder Forum on the margins of the seventh round of negotiations of the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which took place near Washington from September 29 – October 3, 2014. The forum was hosted by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and gave stakeholders …

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TACD welcomes President Juncker’s push for a 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 well wishes for 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 for …

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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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