[ZeroPaid] European Parliament Voices Objection to ACTA

Adopts Written Declaration 12 which criticizes lack of transparency in the ongoing Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations and the fact that it includes limitations upon judicial due process or weaken fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy; [...]

“Written Declaration 12 is a strong political signal sent by the EP to the Commission that ACTA is not tolerable as a way of bypassing democratic processes,” says Jérémie Zimmermann, spokesperson of citizen advocacy group La Quadrature du Net. “Legislation related to Internet, freedom of speech and privacy cannot be negotiated in secrecy under the direct influence of entertainment industry lobbies.” [...]