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June 2018

Joint TACD/BEUC event on Competition: all eyes on Big Data and Big Pharma – 20 June 2018

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
The Office,
Rue d'Arlon 80 Brussels, 1000 Belgium

Following TACD’s 18th Annual meeting in June, TACD and BEUC will be organising a joint conference on Competition. The half-day conference, which will take place in Brussels on 20 June, will provide a platform for experts to look at the trans-Atlantic dimension of enforcement of competition law in two very important areas for consumers: privacy and competition law, and how antitrust can help ensure the affordability of medicines. You can register for this event here. The full programme can be found here.

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Joint TACD/BEUC event on The financial crisis 10 years later: lessons (un)learned – 20 June 2018

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
L42,
Rue de la Loi 4 Brussels, 1000 Belgium

It’s been ten years since the beginning of the financial crisis. The meltdown had a severe impact on the stability of the financial system, the real economy, consumer protection and confidence on both sides of the Atlantic. That led to a number of regulatory and supervisory reforms being implemented in the EU and the U.S. But did these benefit the consumer? Has anything changed for the end-user? The conference will address these questions, the effectiveness of the financial reforms and…

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TACD Annual Public Forum – 19 June 2018

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Stanhope Hotel,
Rue du Commerce 9 Brussels, 1000 Belgium

Registrations now open TACD public Forums generate important debates on issues of vital interest to all on both sides of the Atlantic. This year it will focus on the digitalisation of our markets and examine issues such as food, financial services, product safety and privacy through the lens of the connected world. This year, the event will start with a “fireside” discussion on current realities for consumers, featuring the Chair of the International Trade Committee in the European Parliament and…

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October 20172017

Ensuring Privacy for All

October 17, 2017 @ 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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March 2017

TACD event: Consumer Health, Consumer Action and Antimicrobial Resistance

March 22, 2017 @ 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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TACD event: Empowering and Protecting Youth in the Big Data Era

March 22, 2017 @ 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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17th TACD Multi-Stakeholder Forum – “A consumer agenda for transatlantic markets”

March 21, 2017 @ 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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October 20162016

Trade and privacy: complicated bedfellows?

October 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), together with the Center for Digital Democracy in the US (CDD), the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) and European Digital rights (Edri) is organising an event titled: “Trade and privacy: complicated bedfellows?” on 12 October 2016 at the European Parliament. This event will be hosted by MEP Viviane Reding. It will include a presentation of the results of a study on the solidity of data protection safeguards in trade agreements and a debate on how to…

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January 2016

TACD event: Regulatory responses to the global financial crisis in the EU and US

January 27, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm
European Parliament (room A5E-2),
Brussels, Belgium

On 27 January 2016, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) organised an event on the regulatory responses to the global financial crisis in the EU and US. The event was organised under the auspices of MEP Sorin Moisă from the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and took place at the European Parliament. Lord Jonathan Hill, EU Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union opened the event. Debates centered around the implementation and enforcement of retail financial services regulation on…

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TACD Multi-stakeholder Forum – “The precautionary principle in TTIP: trade barrier or essential for consumer protection?”

January 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:45 pm
Renaissance Brussels,
Rue du Parnasse 19 Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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This year’s TACD Multi-stakeholder Forum will once more bring together participants representing civil society, government, legislators and business on both sides of the Atlantic to discuss issues of importance to consumers related to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The event will focus on the precautionary principle, how it is used in the EU and the US, and specifically its implications for the TTIP negotiations in all priority areas of TACD’s work. Sessions are being planned on the subject…

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