TACD Annual Forum 2018: Consumer Protection in a Connected World

The 18th TACD Annual Forum ‘Consumer Protection in a Connected World” took place on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 in Brussels. The Forum brought together over 100 participants from all stakeholder communities. The focus of this year’s event was to examine, through panel discussions, the impact that technology has on consumers in our ever-connected world. It …

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Parents, stay away from Amazon’s Echo Dot

By Melissa Campbell Melissa Campbell is Communications and Operations Manager at Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), an organization which educates the public about commercialism’s impact on kids’ wellbeing and advocates for the end of child-targeted marketing. Melissa shapes messaging and campaigns at CCFC. Before joining CCFC, she worked with the feminist organization SPARK Movement, …

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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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Product Safety and Chemicals: overview

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TACD’s work in the area of product safety and chemicals aims to ensure that consumer products, including those resulting from emerging technologies (i.e. nanotechnology, synthetic biology, etc) are safe and beneficial to citizens and do not lead to new hazards in consumer products and the environment. Work will particularly focus on addressing research gaps, regulatory …

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Product Safety and Chemicals – policy statements

2016 TACD Resolution on resolution on better transatlantic cooperation on chemicals in light of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) | Fact sheet 2013 TACD NANO 03-13 Regulation of Chemicals in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership 2011 TACD NANO 02-11 Reporting schemes 2009 TACD NANO 01-09 Consumer Products Containing Nanoparticles

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