Last month I wrote about the threat that TTIP represented to data protection and privacy in the EU because of its likely insistence that data flow as freely as goods. We still don’t know for sure how TTIP will be approaching this area, but today we had an important leak of a section from TISA – the Trade in Services Agreement – that forms part of a kind of trinity of trade agreements along with TTIP and the TransPacific Partnership agreement (TPP).

Although it is entitled “Trade in Services Agreement Proposal: New Provisions Applicable to All Services”, one of the biggest impacts of the text proposed by the US will be in the area of data protection. I was already concerned about the effect that TISA would have here when I wrote about the previous leak, but the new document is much worse. [Read more] – Michael’s Blog