[TheInquirer] Digital liberties group wants to shine a light on all ACTA and TAFTA discussions
There are move afoot in Sweden that could shine a light on the murky dealings that surround anti-counterfeiting trade agreements.
Linus Nordberg, a Swedish advocate and developer for Tor, and representative of the Föreningen för digitala froch rättigheter (DFRI), or the Association for Digital Liberties, has sent a letter to the president of the European Parliament in which he asks for clarity over ACTA treaties and a full release of documents. [...]
The timing is perhaps key. The request follows movements towards the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TAFTA, a joint American and European legislative initiative that US President Obama announced in his State of the Union address. [...]
"[ACTA] was a wake up call for many of us in the European Union member states, that the European Parliament lacked the will or the power, whichever would be the worst I don't know, to let the people ultimately affected by the upcoming legislation learn what was at stake," he said. [...]