September 19, 2022 - 6:00pm PDT

Portland's Techno-Activism Third Mondays, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance (not EFF), will host this event:

Trade agreements and your privacy!

From the Organizers:

Remember the TransPacific Partnership (TPP)? Trade deals are often negotiated at a high level, out of sight from our daily lives, so we often don't hear much about them until negotiators have already reached agreement on the final deal. Typically, the only groups involved in negotiations are the US Trade Representative, corporate lobbyists, trade advisors, and representatives from the various countries involved in the deal.

Well, there's a new trade deal currently in work, and here's an early opportunity to learn about it and how it might affect you! The deal is called the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), and one of it's pillars addresses cross-border data flows and the digital economy. Since several of the countries that will be a party to this agreement do not have strong human rights protections, advocates at the Trade Justice Education Fund (TJEF) are concerned that lower standards set at the international level will have a negative impact on US laws.

Join us this month when Yimei Shao, PNW Regional Organizer for TJEF, will talk about the IPEF international trade deal and how it could impact consumer data privacy, workplace surveillance, and other issues that intersect with labor and technology.

By attending this TA3M meeting, you agree to follow our Code of Conduct.



Monday, September 19
6 pm - 8 pm PT



This event is organized not by EFF, but by Portland's Techno-Activism Third Mondays—a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.