e-commerce | digital rights
The European Commission adopted the so-called “Privacy Shield”, a special arrangement that allows the transfer of personal data from the EU to the United States.
Digital associations from across the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are pushing for negotiators of the Trade in Services Agreement to include safe harbor protections.
The purpose of the study was to have an independent assessment on the respect of privacy and data protection by trade agreements being negotiated by the European Union.
Ministers from the WTO economies negotiating the Trade in Services Agreement met but made no substantial improvements on any of the thorniest issues,
New materials from the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) were released by Wikileaks, revealing that negotiators from around the world have been continuing to craft new rules that will affect all Internet users.
A provision in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement makes it “quite likely” that banking information could be “accessible to American security intelligence agencies.”
As welcome as the leak is, it doesn’t fix these systemic flaws in the process of negotiating trade agreements such as TTIP and the TPP.
Several startups and civil society members fought hard over the last year to prevent the allowing of software patents in India.
Trade envoys of the United States, the European Union, and Australia among others decided to accelerate negotiations towards a plurilateral deal called the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) by the end of this year.
India and EU have failed to made the much-awaited announcement on resumption of long stalled negotiations for a free trade agreement as many bottlenecks still remain.
The government aims to boost cooperation for the digital economy and services sectors within the framework of the ongoing Indonesia-Australia comprehensive economic partnership agreement.
Progress was made in the latest round of TTIP talks, but negotiators have a long way to go if the deal is to be signed before Barack Obama leaves office.
The "Privacy Shield", an agreement stemming from an exchange of letters, only contains vague promises.
Inside the narrower and closed context of trade agreements, “free flow of information” is used exclusively to tackle the commercial consequences of restrictions on data flows.
Browser maker Mozilla, digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Creative Commons have called for more openness in global trade agreements.
The greatest concerns regarding TiSA involve the introduction of greater limitations on the government’s right to regulate and the inclusion of potentially harmful provisions for the protection of the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection.
While trade leaders tout the signature of the agreement today, the TPP continues to attract international criticism.
The Trade in Services Agreement will be important for the exchange of data flows, lawmakers say.
Trade deal coupled with EU court decision could spell trouble for our laws.
Representatives of industry raised concerns about the impact of various free-trade agreements (FTAs) on the country’s trade and sought more clarity on guidelines governing e-commerce in a meeting with commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.