Click here to see the study of the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) and several NGOs.

Trade and Privacy, Complicated Bedfellows?

Event on 12 October in Brussels

Erstellt am 05.10.2016

When? 12 October 2016, 18:30-20:00

Where? European Parliament, room ASP 5E3, Brussels


Modern digital markets rely on the processing of personal data, but regulations on how to protect these differ widely from country to country. A new generation of trade agreements increasingly allows unrestricted data transfers, including personal data, between countries. Researchers of the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) showed in a study that the EU should do more to protect citizens' personal data and privacy rights in its trade agreements.

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC), together with the Center for Digital Democracy in the US (CDD), the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) and European Digital Rights (Edri), is organising an event on "Trade and Privacy: Complicated Bedfellows?" on 12 October. This event will be hosted by MEP Viviane Reding, rapporteur for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). It will include a debate and a presentation of the results of a the study and address on the solidity of data protection safeguards in trade agreements.

Speakers include:

  • MEP Viviane Reding
  • MEP Jan Philip Albrecht
  • Kristina Irion, Ivir Institute
  • Pascal Kerneis, ESF
  • Rupert Schlegelmilch, DG Trade, European Commission
  • David Martin, BEUC


Registration: Please provide the following information: Last name, First name and Organisation to Seats are limited. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


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