Politicians from nine countries around the pacific rim have signed a joint statement published today by the global NGO’s Oxfam and Article 19, the statement calls for the release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before it is signed, to allow for scrutiny and public debate.
As we head toward World Consumer Rights Day on March 15, Boštjan Okorn, head of testing and technology expert at Slovene Consumers' Association (ZPS – Zveza Potrošnikov Slovenije), explains how consumers in his country are being tricked by mobile companies.
The advertisement is inviting - you just need to send an entry after completing the crossword puzzle and you will have the chance to win 1,000 Euros.
Earlier this month, US phone and Internet giant AT&T announced its new Sponsored Data service, that would allow mobile customers to access certain sponsored websites or services, free of data charges – because the charges would be borne by the sponsor companies instead.
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The online ecosystem has fostered enormous technological innovation, yet for the most part the payment systems that we rely upon to send money around the world are a curious anachronism. For e-commerce transactions, most consumers and many merchants are well enough served by the 1970s-era Visa and Mastercard networks. But for person-to-person transfers, the options are fewer and more costly.
To the government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP):
Text from the TPP Intellectual Property Rights chapter recently released by Wikileaks confirms the Fair Deal Coalition’s fears that the TPP would indeed limit the open Internet, access to knowledge, economic opportunity and fundamental rights, if a number of proposed copyright provisions were agreed to.
To ensure A Fair Deal for all countries and stakeholders, we ask that: