November 19, 2014 · Blogs

ENDitorial: Transparency in TTIP? Yes, but in practice, please!

The EU and the US are currently negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which is a wide-ranging agreement likely to affect digital rights and freedoms. Lack of transparency is at the core of the criticism regarding the negotiations surrounding TTIP and the conclusion of a flurry of free trade agreements. The TTIP negotiations […]

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December 17, 2014 · Blogs

TTIP & Co.: Threats to digital rights?

Secrecy in trade negotiations and the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) have been the two most discussed topics of the year, especially in relation to the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It was not by chance that the European Commission received 149,399 responses to the ISDS public consultation. Neither was it a […]

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April 22, 2015 · Blogs

Legal Affairs Committee: ISDS and IPR must be excluded from TTIP

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resolution in the European Parliament is coming to a conclusion. 16 April 2015 was the deadline for European Parliament committees to submit their opinions to the leading committee, the International Trade committee (INTA). EDRi-gram previously reported about the positive vote of the Civil Liberties Justice and Home Affairs […]

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July 8, 2015 · Blogs

TTIP Resolution: what did the Parliament say about Digital Rights?

On 8 July, 2015, the European Parliament finally adopted a resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The TTIP resolution contains non-binding recommendations to the Commission regarding digital rights, among other topics. At the beginning of 2015, EDRi published its red lines, which was later developed into a booklet “TTIP and Digital Rights”. […]

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May 2, 2016 · Blogs | Information democracy | Digital rights in trade agreements | Transparency

BREAKING: TTIP leaks confirm dangers for digital rights

Today, Greenpeace has unveiled documents on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), including the telecommunications chapter and EU’s Tactical State of Play of March 2016. The leaks show an ideological drive towards deregulation and law enforcement by private companies , said Joe McNamee, Executive Director of European Digital Rights (EDRi). This would sweep away […]

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March 12, 2014 · Blogs

US wants to undermine privacy in TTIP negotiations

In the EU-US trade negotiations (TTIP/TAFTA) the US tabled a proposal that would prohibit to require local data storage. If the EU accepts this proposal, the EU would give away an instrument essential to protect privacy. On 5 March 2014 the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament organised a meeting on the complex relationship between […]

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April 8, 2015 · Blogs

Data protection and privacy must be excluded from TTIP

Data protection is a contentious issue in the discussions about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and other trade or investment agreements, such as the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Now that the European Parliament is preparing to issue a non-legislative resolution on TTIP, various parliamentary committees are giving their input to the committee […]

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January 13, 2015 · Blogs

EDRi’s red lines on TTIP

Even before the start of the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), EDRi started a public awareness campaign to alert of the possible dangers of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Now that the outcome of the European Commission’s (questionable) public consultation on the Investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is about to […]

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May 28, 2015 · Blogs

Parliament Committee adopts a disappointing position on TTIP

The European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA)¬†adopted this morning a position on the planned “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union. “We are delighted with the campaigning activity surrounding this vote,” said Joe McNamee, Executive Director of European Digital Rights. “It is clear that Europe’s citizens will […]

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June 8, 2015 · Blogs | Publications

Booklet: TTIP and Digital Rights

Today, European Digital Rights (EDRi) is publishing its latest booklet, “TTIP and digital rights”: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. TTIP has already raised many concerns among civil society, trade unions, consumer groups, some businesses, and European […]

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July 1, 2015 · Blogs

Belgian coalition demands suspension of the TTIP negotiations

On 26 June 2015, the Belgian EDRi member Liga voor Mensenrechten, together with a wide coalition of other Belgian human rights and consumer organisations, trade union confederations, and environmental and development NGOs, published a declaration asking for an immediate suspension of the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that are currently ongoing […]

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January 14, 2015 · Blogs

European Ombudsman does not see sufficient transparency in TTIP

On 6 January 2015, the European Ombudsman, the EU authority dealing with maladministration in the institutions of the European Union, adopted ten recommendations for the Commission to become transparent in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations. In her decision, the Ombudsman followed recommendations made by EDRi in our response to the public consultation […]

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