Europe’s Data Privacy Rules Set New Global Approach to Consumer Rights

Volume
22,
Number
19
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31 May 2018
31 May 2018
Arguably the biggest change to the regulatory landscape to influence the digital economy – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – took effect in the European Union last Friday. Its impacts will be felt globally as businesses doing business with the EU seek to comply. Aimed at protecting...
31 May 2018
The World Trade Organization’s negotiating body on agriculture met informally on 24 May for the first time since the organisation’s eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires last December, against a backdrop of ongoing trade tensions and continuing disagreement over the focus of the talks...
31 May 2018
On 23 May, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the initiation of an investigation into the national security implications of auto imports under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. This investigation follows in the footsteps of the US Commerce Department’s probes into whether...
31 May 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) convened its 71 st World Health Assembly (WHA) from 21 to 26 May at its headquarters in Geneva. During the week-long event, ministers of health and other delegates from the WHO’s 194 member states met to discuss a variety of pressing global health issues and to...
31 May 2018
The trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member states gathered from 25 to 26 May in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for their 24 th annual meet. Papua New Guinea and World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo called on members to support the...
31 May 2018
Emissions of trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), a potent greenhouse gas banned by the Montreal Protocol for its ozone-depleting properties, have seen an unexpected increase by 25 percent since 2012, according to a recent study published in the scientific journal Nature. While the researchers were...
31 May 2018
The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) is looking to fill the following vacancies. ICTSD is hiring a Managing Editor for Bridges Africa and Passerelles, its English and French-language periodicals focusing on trade and sustainable development in the African continent...
31 May 2018
Coming Soon 4-8 June, Rome, Italy. FAO COUNCIL. In this annual council meeting of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, reports from a variety of fields such as regional conferences and the programme committee will be discussed and ruled upon. For more information and to view event...
31 May 2018
THE ROLE OF INVESTORS IN PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER THE BELT AND ROAD INITIATIVE. By Alison Hoare, Lan Hong, and Jens Hein for the Chatham House (May 2018). In light of the profound impacts of infrastructure on societies and the environment, the authors of this new paper investigate...