Counterfeit products continue to pose a significant threat to human health and safety. Counterfeit medicines and cosmetics often contain harmful ingredients that threaten public health. Fake personal protective equipment, such as masks, sanitizers and disinfectants, along with fake COVID-19 tests have exacerbated the global pandemic and put people’s lives at risk. And counterfeit electronics, such as phone chargers and power adapters, can overheat and cause fire hazards. Counterfeiters exploit online marketplaces, social media and other online tools to get these products into the hands of unsuspecting consumers, while causing economic harm to legitimate businesses and their workers. Successfully disrupting fake networks will require the cooperation of authorities at all levels of government as well as private sector partnerships.
Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on how the public and private sectors can work together to establish global norms and best practices to better protect consumers from counterfeiting and ensure respect for intellectual property in electronic commerce.
Date and time:
- August 25, 2022, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
*Speakers to be announced.
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Establishing Global Norms to Protect Online Shoppers from Dangerous Counterfeits