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

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 titled “Regulatory responses to the global financial crisis in the EU and US: implementation and enforcement of retail financial services regulation” was organised under the auspices of …

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TACD Annual Forum 2016: The Precautionary Principle in TTIP

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The 16th TACD Annual Forum ‘The precautionary principle in TTIP: Trade barrier or essential for consumer protection” took place on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels. The successful Forum brought together no less than 170 EU and U.S. government officials, consumer advocates and industry stakeholders. As suggested in the title, the …

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The Safe Harbour is Dead, long live the Not-so-safe Harbour?

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The ‘Privacy Shield’ PR fanfare was clearly designed to buy the Commission more time before the European authorities started enforcing the law. This it has achieved – today the European Data Protection Authorities announced that they will wait for the details and the documents to start analysing whether the new deal meets all the requirements …

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Response to the EU Commission’s Investor-State Dispute Settlement “reform” proposal

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TACD has adopted a new resolution, responding to the EU’s proposal for an “Investment Court System”, designed to replace the largely discredited Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system within the text of the TTIP. While the proposed changes address some of our (and others) specific criticisms of the current system’s mode of operation, it does …

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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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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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