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Watchdog Adds Voice To Criticism Of Proposed Acta

  • BBC , Thursday, April 26, 2012 3 AM

The European Data Protection Supervisor says the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement may trample individual rights. So far, 22 member states, including the UK, have signed up for the legislation. A debate on the EU’s adoption of the treaty is expected in June. "While more international co-operation is needed for the enforcement of IP rights, the means envisaged must not come at the expense of the fundamental rights of individuals," said Giovanni Buttarelli, assistant European data protection supervisor.

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