TTIP - A trojan horse for digital rights

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Freedom not Fear 2014 - Saturday, 27 September at 11:15-12:45 by Estelle Massé and Glyn Moody


The European Union and the United States have been negotiating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) since June 2013. This massive trade agreement could affect a multitude of sectors and industries, from chemicals to agriculture to the digital sphere, including the telecoms industry and e-commerce. The deal being made — behind closed doors — is threatening our basic digital rights.

In this workshop, we will look into the potential threats this trade deal could pose to digital rights.

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Transparency in the negotiating process

Civil society and citizens' participation

Threat to the government’s right to regulate:

  • Investor to State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)
  • Regulatory Cooperation

Threat to digital rights:

  • Data protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Encryption
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