Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue

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The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) founded in 1998 "is a forum of US and EU consumer organizations which develops and agrees on joint consumer policy recommendations to the US government [1] and European Union to promote the consumer interest in EU and US policy making". [2] [3]

TACD is an important forum for transatlantic discussions on Intellectual rights, Internet Society, and food [4]

Members include The European Consumers' Organisation, ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Privacy International, Consumers Union and Consumer Federation of America [5]

TACD is working the Commission of the European Union [6]

TACD hold a conference once a year, alternately in U.S.A and the EU [7]

Some activities have been funded by Open Society Institute. [8]


  1. ^ The European Institute, Oct 3, 2007
  2. ^ TADC
  3. ^ BusinessWeek, "Crafting a Magna Carta for Cyberspace", May 3, 1999
  4. ^ Thain, Gerald. "The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue: A Study of Consumer Advocacy on the International Level" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Law and Society, J.W. Marriott Resort, Las Vegas, NV, 2009-02-05
  5. ^ TACD members list
  6. ^ answer to the European Parliament, March 12 2008
  7. ^ European Commission, Consumer Affairs
  8. ^ OSI Soros Foundation Network

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