USTR Tai says digital trade policy must protect consumer rights

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai addresses the Geneva Graduate Institute connected the relation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) successful the planetary system and U.S. argumentation priorities up of the 12th Ministerial Conference successful Geneva, Switzerland October 14, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said connected Wednesday that protecting consumers' rights and privateness indispensable beryllium a apical precedence successful integer commercialized policy, and that exertion companies person responsibilities successful shaping the economy.

"It is not hyperbole to accidental that these companies person the powerfulness to impact the lives of radical and the absorption of our civilization’s development," Tai said successful remarks during a virtual forum connected integer instrumentality sponsored by Georgetown University and the Information Technology Industries Council.

"That powerfulness requires work and accountability. And these stakeholders person responsibilities successful shaping the integer economy," she said.

Reporting by David Lawder

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