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Inside U.S. Trade - 06/17/2016

Consumer, Digital Rights Groups To EU: Reject U.S. Data Fix In TISA, TTIP

June 16, 2016
European consumer and digital rights advocates are calling for the European Union to reject an expected U.S. government proposal that would shield the financial services industry from data localization requirements in trade agreements, citing vastly different data protection regimes in the U.S. and EU. The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) and European Digital Rights (EDRI) in a June 10 letter urged EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom to reject the "fix" the U.S. is expected to put forward at the next negotiating...

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