TACD releases new policy resolution on better transatlantic cooperation on chemicals in light of the TTIP

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Today, TACD releases a new policy resolution on better transatlantic cooperation on chemicals in light of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The resolution offers recommendations to the negotiating parties on how to achieve better transatlantic cooperation in chemicals management, clearly emphasizing that a future TTIP agreement should under no circumstance act to delay or …

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EU data protection rights at risk through trade agreements, new study shows

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Today, researchers of the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) have published an independent study that clearly shows that the European Union (EU) does not sufficiently safeguard citizen’s personal data and privacy rights in its trade agreements.  The study was commissioned by TACD, together with member organisations European Consumer Organisation BEUC, European Digital …

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How to achieve coherence between trade and public health in TTIP?

By Zoltan Massay-Kosubek The author, who is Policy Coordinator at the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) argues that trade liberalisation policy can both support public health goals and undermine them. The potential for economic growth and higher incomes enable wider access to healthier lifestyles, while increased availability of cheaper processed foods, tobacco and alcohol can promote further …

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TACD publishes new resolution on the proposed Intellectual Property chapter in TTIP

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More IP in Trade? No, thanks! Today, TACD releases a new policy resolution on the proposed Intellectual Property (IP) chapter in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We believe that trade is not the place to negotiate intellectual property and therefore are of the view that the proposed TTIP should exclude any provisions related …

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Data Protection Authorities confirm that EU-US Privacy Shield proposal is below EU data protection standards

Today, the European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) sent the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield back to the drawing board. Following a thorough assessment of the proposed new framework, the DPAs have come to the conclusion that, despite providing some improvements over the previous ‘Safe Harbour’ agreement, the proposed Privacy Shield as it stands raises substantial concerns …

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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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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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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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TTIP: policy statements

2017 TACD Positive Consumer Agenda: New Rules for the Global Economy (pdf) | Fact sheet (pdf) 2016 Technical barriers to Trade (TBTs) in the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (pdf) Better transatlantic cooperation on chemicals in light of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (pdf) Proposed chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures in TTIP – Update …

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