EU Lawmakers Vote Down ACTA
PRIVACY LAW—EUJune 21, 2012
The European Parliament's (EP) trade committee has voted down the international anti-piracy agreement ACTA, echoing the responses of the civil liberties, legal and industry committees--which all voted against it in May. Reuters reports that some legislators are calling this a signal that, for the first time since the 2008 increase in its powers, the EP will reject an international agreement. "This vote is the penultimate nail in ACTA's coffin," said one German politician in the legislature. ACTA goes up for a final parliamentary vote on 4 July.