Global NGOs share EU's TiSA concerns

Nov 6, 2016: Forty consumer, digital rights, fair trade and human rights organisations from around the world have sent a letter to TiSA negotiators expressing concerns about TiSA provisions affecting citizens’ personal data and privacy and the draft chapters on e-commerce, telecommunications and financial services.

AFTINET is a signatory to the letter, which you can download and read here.
 
The European union is also concerned about these provisions affecting citizens’ personal data and privacy and this is cited as a major stumbling block for the deal. The EU also wants to retain their right to regulate services which have yet to be created.
 
According to a recent article in Politico (subscriber only), the EU could be dumped from the TiSA talks as countries strive to reach their deadline, which is December 6, 2016.
 
Trade officials are meeting again in Geneva on November 28 before ministers meet on Dec 5-6.