Consumer Policy Committee

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Pierre-Chalancon

Chair

Pierre Chalançon

Vorwerk (Germany)

Hiroki-Tamura

Lead

Hiroki Tamura

Policy Expert and Executive Board Support

Vice-Chair

Rod Freeman

Cooley (United States)

Vice-Chair

William C. MacLeod

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (United States)

Vice-Chair

Thomas Spiller

The Walt Disney Company (United States)

  • 01.

    Overview

    Our Consumer Policy Committee promotes sound industry–led regulation that enables consumers to make informed and conscious decisions. The Committee supports regulations that encourage businesses to compete, innovate, and grow without unnecessary restrictions. As digital innovations bring greater choice and convenience to our economies, the Committee works to ensure that the OECD and policymakers identify policy options that fully seize the benefits of digitalization for innovation and growth, while effectively addressing the challenges of the digital transformation. Consumer issues related to COVID-19 may be addressed across the projects. The OECD also promotes more effective consumer policymaking using behavioral insights.

  • 03.

    Business engagement at OECD

    The OECD examines digital business models including e–commerce, big data, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence with an aim to protect and empower digital consumers. Recent projects have also focused on raising global awareness about product safety challenges, enhancing information sharing, and global coordination of product recalls.
     
    The Consumer Policy Committee contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Consumer Policy Committee
    • OECD Working Party on Consumer Product Safety
    • OECD Advisory Group on Dark Commercial Patterns
  • 02.

    2022 priorities

    • Examining the consumer impact of new digital technologies and business models
    • Developing international consumer product safety policy frameworks in digital markets
    • Strengthening consumer policy through informed and conscious consumer choices