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March 2017

17th TACD Multi-Stakeholder Forum – “A consumer agenda for transatlantic markets”

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pew Charitable Trusts,
901 E St NW # 10 Washington DC , 20004 United States
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This year’s TACD Multi-stakeholder Forum titled “A consumer agenda for transatlantic markets: safeguarding protections and making progress in times of political change” will once more bring together participants representing civil society, academics, researchers, as well government, legislators , regulatory authorities and business on both sides of the Atlantic to discuss a pro-consumer agenda for transatlantic markets. The meeting will focus on safeguarding consumer protections and making progress into the future, emphasizing regulatory and enforcement agencies’ necessary cooperation in a global world.  Participants…

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TACD event: Empowering and Protecting Youth in the Big Data Era

March 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
National Press Club,
529 14th Street, NW Washington D.C., 20045 United States
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BACKGROUND Young people are growing up in a digital world of constant connectivity – engaging 24/7 through social media, mobile devices, gaming platforms, and video streaming channels.  While offering important opportunities for youth to express their creativity, explore and learn, interact with their peers, and participate in civic discourse, contemporary digital media can also pose threats to their privacy and can negatively impact their development. Children and teens spend or influence an estimated $1.2 trillion a year worldwide. Media companies,…

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TACD event: Consumer Health, Consumer Action and Antimicrobial Resistance

March 22 @ 8:50 am - 1:00 pm
Stewart R. Mott Foundation,
122 Maryland Ave NE Washington DC, 20002 United States
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BACKGROUND The global spread of antibiotic resistance poses a major threat to both human and animal health. If current trends continue, drug-resistant infections could kill 10 million people per year globally by 2050 at a cumulative cost of 100 trillion USD. 8 So-called ‘superbugs’ are strains of bacteria that have become multi-drug resistant; their prevalence is largely fueled by inappropriate use of antibiotics. Increasing ‘superbug’ resistance to broad spectrum antibiotics is impeding the ability of medical professionals to treat human common…

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October 2017

Ensuring Privacy for All

October 17 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
ASAE Conference Center,
1575 I Street, N.W. Washington D.C., DC United States
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TACD event focused on the implementation of the EU General Data Protection laws, and what it means for individuals’ privacy rights both in the EU and the US New data protection legislation is due to be implemented in Europe no later than May 2018.  Significantly, any US-based organisation that targets EU-based consumers and needs to access and transfer their personal information, will have to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation. This half day workshop will bring together industry,…

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