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How Google is eroding consumers’ freedom to choose

By Agustin Reyna Agustín Reyna is the Chief Competition Advisor for The European Consumer Organisation, BEUC, representing 43 independent national consumer associations from 31 European countries. Within BEUC, Agustín coordinates the organisation’s work on competition law enforcement and policy. He is responsible for providing the consumer viewpoint to the European Commission’s competition directorate on cases …

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Data insecurity and data protection: Will U.S. consumers benefit from new EU data protection laws?

By Linda Sherry   Consumer Action’s director of national priorities and communications, Linda Sherry, joined the San Francisco-based national consumer education and advocacy group in 1994 from a background as a weekly newspaper reporter. A nationally recognized consumer advocate, Sherry is expert on credit and financial services pricing and practices and consumer rights. In 2004, she …

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TACD welcomes European Commission decision to defend peoples’ privacy in trade discussions

Today, 28 February 2018, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), European Digital Rights (EDRi) and the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) issues a statement to welcome the European Commission’s political decision to safeguard EU citizens’ fundamental rights when negotiating data transfers and data protection in trade agreements. This statement comes after the European Commission, on 31 January …

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Reporting back: ‘Ensuring Privacy Rights for All’

By Katharina Kopp  Katharina Kopp, Deputy Director of the Center for Digital Democracy and Director for Policy, has extensive experience as an advocate, scholar, policy analyst, privacy expert, coalition builder, communicator, convener, strategist and corporate leader. At CDD she leads on various initiatives to explore how Big Data practices and technologies, particularly with regard to …

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What we can learn from the Equifax breach

By Ed Mierzwinski Ed Mierzwinski is Consumer Program Director of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the U.S. co-chair of the TACD Steering Committee. His email is edm <at> pirg.org, he tweets at @edmpirg and his occasional blogs are here. Massive Data Breach at U.S. Credit Bureau Equifax Raises Many Questions, Including About U.S. …

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