TACD publishes resolution on competition, privacy and consumer welfare

Today, TACD publishes a policy resolution on competition in resopnse to the European Commission’s and the US Federal Trade Commission’s consultations on the future of competition law and policy. The resolution looks at the interplay between competition, privacy and consumer welfare in digital markets and sets out seven recommendations. The expansion of digital technologies and …

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TACD urges FTC to investigate Google’s location tracking

Today, TACD has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission explaining how Google manipulates users into constant location tracking. The letter follows the publication of TACD member the Norwegian Consumer Council’s (NCC) latest research “Every Step You Take”, which follows on from the “Deceived by Design” report released in June 2018. The latest report …

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New: TACD policy on use of technologies in financial services

Today, TACD publishes a new resolution on fintechs. Nowadays, use of technology in financial transactions (or fintech for short) has become an everyday part of most consumers’ lives. However, what can be said about the way that the fintech industry is regulated and how, if at all, are consumers protected? In addressing these questions TACD’s …

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New Policy Resolution on delinking incentives to invest in biomedical R&D from the prices of products and services

Today, TACD publishes a new resolution on delinking the incentives to invest in biomedical R&D from the prices of products and services. There is a disconnect between incentives to stimulate biomedical innovation and the need for affordable access to new technologies. Incentives are often based upon the grant of private monopolies on inventions and products, …

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Norwegian Consumer Council report shows how tech companies push users into sharing personal data

Today, TACD member the Norwegian Consumer Council (NCC) published a new report on how tech companies steer us into sharing information about ourselves and discourage us from exercising our rights to privacy. The report “Deceived by Design” highlights the techniques used by companies such as Facebook and Google to manipulate users into sharing information. These techniques …

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TACD releases new policy resolution on the EU’s Multilateral Investment Court

Today, TACD has published a resolution on the EU’s Multilateral Investment Court (MIC). The resolution comes after the European Commission’s mandate from EU Member States in March 2018 to negotiate a Multilateral Investment Court. The EU’s aim is to convince other countries to create a global court that would replace private arbitration tribunals in ruling …

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TACD members discuss the impact of GDPR implementation

On Wednesday 16 May, TACD member Center for Digital Democracy organised a press briefing on the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implementation in the USA. The conference gave TACD members Privacy International, The Consumer Voice (BEUC) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) the chance to discuss the EU’s GDPR …

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10 things you need to know about the new European data protection law (General Data Protection Regulation)

Today TACD published a document detailing 10 things that US companies need to know about the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). People’s data should be treated with the highest privacy protections no matter where they are based. Privacy is a fundamental human right and data protection is intrinsically linked to it. While GDPR is …

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TACD calls for increased transparency in negotiations on steel and aluminium tariffs

On 27 April 2018, TACD sent a letter to United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Lighthizer and the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström expressing consumer concerns over the impending steel and aluminium tariffs announced by the U.S. government. The EU’s waiver from these tariffs expires on May 1, and it is critical that U.S. and …

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TACD calls on Facebook to adopt same privacy standards for all consumers and give details on how to Congress

Today, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) sent a letter to the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, urging Facebook to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a baseline standard, not just for EU consumers as it is required, but for all Facebook services. The letter comes ahead of Facebook Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg’s, …

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