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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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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New resolution on the open and neutral Internet

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TACD’s Information Society Policy Committee has adopted a new resolution on the open and neutral Internet. This resolution builds on the TACD net neutrality resolutions of April 2010 and June 2014. However, since then significant developments in both the EU and the US markets are increasingly threatening the neutrality and openness of the Internet, changing economic …

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Consumers support European Parliament Committee’s Draft Opinion on data flows in TTIP

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TACD has written to Members of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE), who are currently preparing an opinion on recommendations to the European Commission concerning the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). LIBE is urging the responsible Committee on International Trade to incorporate its suggestions on privacy, data protection and …

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Information society: overview

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TACD work in the area of Information Society aims to promote the recognition and improvement of consumer rights in the digital world. With consumers increasingly relying on the Internet for work, shopping and social life, it is more important than ever that the appropriate regulatory frameworks are in place to ensure their safety and privacy. …

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Information society: policy statements

2016 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Proposal 2015 TACD Statement in response to the European Court of Justice ruling on Safe Harbor agreement  The open and neutral Internet  – updated (pdf) 2014 The open and neutral Internet (pdf) 2013 E-commerce in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (pdf) Data Flows in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership …

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