Green Party: ACTA Threatens Human Rights
PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.October 7, 2011
The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) may represent "a severe threat to human rights," The Inquirer reports. That's according to a report from a London Metropolitan University professor and Oxford researcher delivered in the European Parliament by Green MEP Jan Phillip Albrecht. ACTA "allows for the monitoring of Internet users without initial suspicion, the handing over of their personal data to rights holders on the basis of mere claims and the transfer of this data even to countries without adequate data protection, all of which is in clear conflict with legal guarantees of fundamental rights in the EU," Albrecht said, adding the decision on ACTA should be made by the European Court of Justice.