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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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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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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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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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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