Digital issues in the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is the subject of a newly published paper: “Telecommunications and Internet Services: the digital side of the TTIP”. In the paper, Andrea Renda and Christopher Yoo outline several factors that they believe are contributing to the rise in importance of digital issues in the TTIP. They include: “the recent Datagate scandal that undermined trust between the negotiating parties and led to calls to suspend the US-EU Safe Harbour agreement as well as the furious debate currently ongoing in both legal systems on key issues such as policies to encourage broadband infrastructure deployment, network neutrality policies and the application of competition policy in cyberspace.” After analyzing these issues, the authors propose a range of potential solutions in the TTIP.
This paper is the 8th paper published as part of the “TTIP in the Balance” project, jointly organized by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CRT) at Johns Hopkins University.
Jean Heilman Grier
July 27, 2015