Consumer Policy Committee



Pierre Chalançon

Vorwerk (Germany)

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Maylis Berviller

Digital Policy Advisor



Minami Kakuda

Policy Expert


Rod Freeman

Cooley (United States)


William C. MacLeod

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (United States)

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    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.

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    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
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    2023 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