Trade and Privacy: Complicated Bedfellows? How to achieve data protection-proof free trade agreements

This independent study assesses how EU standards on privacy and data protection are safeguarded from liberalisation by existing free trade agreements (the General Agreement of Trade in Services (GATS) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)) and those that are currently under negotiation (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)). It was jointly commissioned by the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) and European
Digital Rights (EDRi), and executed by the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam.

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Irion, K.

Trade and privacy: Complicated bed fellows? How to achieve data protection-proof free trade agreements

2016, (Speaking notes for a panel debate hosted by MEP Viviane Reding at the European Parliament on 12 October 2016.).

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