TISA proposes new global rules on data flows and safe harbors
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 01:00

Since the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) was signed and its text released earlier this year, preventing the passage of that agreement through Congress during its upcoming lame duck session has become a top priority. But there's another secretive trade agreement lurking out of sight and out of mind, which is also scheduled for completion this year: the Trade in Services Agreement or TISA, which contains many provisions that are a virtual copy-and-paste out of the TPP's Electronic Commerce chapter.

Internet Governance Forum: Embarking on post-IANA transition and taking on trade
Mon 12 Dec 2016, 17:00

With several big trade negotiation projects in disarray after the election of Donald Trump in the United States, trade critics gathered at the 11th Internet Governance Forum – the longstanding UN-affiliated gathering – in Guadalajara, Mexico. They sensed an opportunity for some frank talk on the attempts to include the internet in e-commerce and telecom chapters.