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MEPs Raise Concerns About ACTA

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

September 6, 2011

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are raising concerns about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), IDG News reports, and one MEP has said Parliament's legal department will discuss whether it must go to the European Court of Justice. Questions linger as to whether the agreement with the U.S. and other countries is compatible with EU law. "The ACTA agreement has been mired in controversy from the beginning due to secrecy imposed by the U.S. and worries that it may not uphold EU rules on data privacy," the report states, "as national authorities would be able to order ISPs to disclose personal information about customers."
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