e-commerce | digital rights
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.
Persistent disagreements between the United States and the European Union over the treatment of personal data threaten to undermine international standards.
The TPP fails to adequately protect rights to freedom of expression and is likely only to perpetuate the unintended consequences that users have suffered under more than 15 years under the broken DMCA.
Internet Service Providers will be able to police anyone with Internet connection in an effort to protect copyright holders, after the TPPA comes into effect.
By excluding a large sector of communities—like security researchers, artists, libraries, and user rights groups—trade negotiators skewed the priorities of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) towards major tech companies and copyright industries.
TiSA is currently being negotiated amongst a group of (mostly rich) countries, rather than amongst all countries.
Now that the TPP’s approval and ratification in the United States is on the horizon, here’s what you need to know about what’s going on and what’s to come. This state of play will be useful as we work to defend our digital rights against the largest trade deal in history.
This post offers a comparison of TPP’s IP chapter and the DMCA with a focus on the rights of users and the status of user expression in the TPP’s intermediary safe harbor provisions.
The implications for digital policies such as copyright and privacy should command considerable attention. On those fronts, TPP appears to be a major failure.
The E-commerce chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) sets rules that, if ratified, will shape the development of the digital economy for years to come.
Some of the more dangerous threats to the public’s rights to free expression, access to knowledge, and privacy online are contained in the copyright provisions in the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter
Who should make the policies that will determine the future of the Internet? A select list of corporate lobbyists and unelected government officials, meeting without public oversight or involvement?
The TPP is about a lot more than dairy and cars – it’s also about our fundamental right to free expression.