TACD calls on Facebook to disclose its psych research for youth ad targeting

Today, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) joined a coalition of 25 groups, including 14 of its member organisations, in signing a letter to the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, calling for an immediate release of documents describing the corporation’s collection and analysis of psychological information about teen users. The letter comes after The Australian newspaper revealed …

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TACD and its members urge EU leaders to protect citizens’ data in trade agreements

TACD, together with the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), Consumers International, the European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardisation (ANEC) and European Digital Rights (EDRi) sent an open letter to the European Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker. The letter urges the European Commission to protect consumers’ and citizens’ data in trade agreements, resist pressure and come …

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EU data protection rights at risk through trade agreements, new study shows

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Today, researchers of the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) have published an independent study that clearly shows that the European Union (EU) does not sufficiently safeguard citizen’s personal data and privacy rights in its trade agreements.  The study was commissioned by TACD, together with member organisations European Consumer Organisation BEUC, European Digital …

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Data Protection Authorities confirm that EU-US Privacy Shield proposal is below EU data protection standards

Today, the European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) sent the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield back to the drawing board. Following a thorough assessment of the proposed new framework, the DPAs have come to the conclusion that, despite providing some improvements over the previous ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement, the proposed Privacy Shield as it stands raises substantial concerns …

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TACD Calls on EU to Reject “Privacy Shield” Proposal

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Scheme Fails to Protect Consumers’ Fundamental Rights to Privacy and Data Protection Following the 29 February 2016 release of the text of the “Privacy Shield” by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce, we have adopted a new policy resolution on the proposed transatlantic data transfer agreement, meant to replace the invalidated Safe Harbour. …

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Fundamental rights are fundamental

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At International Privacy Conference, Consumer, Digital Rights and Data Protection Groups Call for Strong Laws to Protect Public. TACD alongside leading privacy and consumer organizations meeting in Amsterdam this week called on data protection officials around the world to support a meaningful legal framework that would protect the fundamental rights of both citizens and consumers …

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EU and US organisations welcome the European Court of Justice Safe Harbor Ruling

Last week’s momentous ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which declared safe harbor invalid under EU’s data protection and fundamental rights laws, saw an outpour of support from our members. US organisations in particular applauded the ECJ decision and called on their government to urgently enact comprehensive data protection legislation to ensure the fundamental …

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TACD Statement in Response to European Court of Justice Safe Harbour Ruling

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EU and US consumer organisations, represented by TACD, welcome today’s decision by the Court which finds that the special status of the United States companies permitted to transfer personal information of their European users through the so-called ‘Safe Harbour’ system is illegal under the Union’s data protection and fundamental rights laws, and therefore will be …

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Trade agreements and data flows: TACD at public hearing of European Parliament

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On 16 June 2015, Finn Myrstad (Head of the Digital Services Section at the Norwegian Consumer Council and EU Co‐Chair of TACD’s Information Society Policy Committee) and Anna Fielder (Chair of Privacy International and TACD’s Senior Policy Advisor) spoke at a public hearing that was jointly organised by the INTA and LIBE Committees of the European …

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TACD comments on draft TTIP Resolution by European Parliament’s International Trade Committee

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TACD has written to Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA), who are currently deliberating on a Draft Report containing the Parliament’s recommendations to the Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). EU and US consumer groups commented on the initial Draft Report, highlighting positive points and …

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