By Maryant Fernández Pérez

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 become public, EDRi sees the need to clarify its position on TTIP. We call on other civil society organisations and the public opinion not to lose focus and forget about any of the issues surrounding the conclusion of this type of secret deals.

EDRi, in collaboration with its members, is hereby publishing its position on TTIP, which reflects our red lines:

1. Ensure real transparency
2. Protect the right to regulate, excluding ISDS from the TTIP
3. Guarantee the rule of law
4. Include a Human Rights clause
5. IP out of TTIP
6. No rules on data protection
7. No lock-in of encryption standards
8. No provisions on net neutrality

EDRi is particularly thankful to the contributions of its members Access, Bits of Freedom, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fundacja Panoptykon, Internet Society Poland, Open Rights Group and Vrijschrift.

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EDRi’s Red lines on TTIP
https://edri.org/files/TTIP_redlines_20150112.pdf

EDRi’s response to the ISDS consultation
https://edri.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/EDRi_response_ISDS_Consultation.pdf

EDRi’s response to the European Ombudsman’s Consultation regarding Transparency in TTIP
https://edri.org/files/ttip_consultation.pdf