Reporting back: ‘Ensuring Privacy Rights for All’

By Katharina Kopp  Katharina Kopp, Deputy Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and Director for Policy, has extensive experience as an advocate, scholar, policy analyst, privacy expert, coalition builder, communicator, convener, strategist and corporate leader. At CDD she leads on various initiatives to explore how Big Data practices and technologies, particularly with regard to …

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Tinder and me: My life, my business

By Maryant Fernández Pérez Maryant is a Senior Policy Advisor at European Digital Rights (EDRi) and a lawyer admitted to the Madrid Bar association since 2012. Maryant defends human rights and fundamental freedoms online in the European Union. She works on intermediary liability (e-commerce, hate speech, counter-terrorism, child protection), digital trade, network neutrality, transparency and internet …

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#WatchOut: Significant security flaws in smartwatches for children

By Finn Myrstad and the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC)  Finn Myrstad is the Head of the Digital Services Section at the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC). The NCC focuses on national and international issues related to net neutrality, data protection, copyright, telecommunication and other issues within the field of digital services. As a part of our work on …

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Reporting back on the ‘Modern Biotechnology in Agriculture’ conference

By Camilla Udsen  The author is a Senior Food Adviser in the Danish Consumer Council since 2001. She has an MSc in Food Technology and nutrition and a PhD in molecular microbiology. Her areas of expertise are: consumer-related EU food policy, food labelling, nutrition, and biotechnology. Camilla represents consumers in several Danish food-related committees and she is …

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Does CETA live up to the SDGs?

By Zoltán Massay-Kossubek & George Thurley The authors work at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA).  Zoltán is Policy Manager for Health Policy coherence and he is responsible for the effective implementation of the Health in All Policies legal principle in various EU policies. Zoltán leads EPHA’s ‘Trade for Health’ campaign. A Hungarian qualified lawyer …

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Making ‘open trade’ and the global market work for EU consumers

By Monique Goyens and Laurens Rutten   Monique Goyens is the Director General of BEUC – The European Consumer Organisation and EU Co-Chair of the TACD Steering Committee. As Director General of BEUC, Monique represents 43 independent national consumer associations in 31 European countries, acting as a strong consumer voice in Brussels, ensuring that consumer’ interests are given weight in …

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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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