Feb 222010
 
 February 22, 2010  Featured News, Online

European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Peter Hustinx, who oversees the data protection practices of EU bodies and advises them on privacy policy, has said that those proposals that had been made public were worrying. He also condemned the fact that so little information about negotiations has been publicised.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed deal on copyright-protecting measures being negotiated by the European Commission, US, Canada, Japan and other governments around the world.

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Hustinx has published an opinion which criticises the process for its secrecy and warns of the impact of its alleged measures.

“The EDPS regrets that he was not consulted by the European Commission on the content of an agreement which raises significant issues as regards individuals’ fundamental rights, and in particular their right to privacy and data protection,” said a statement from Hustinx’s office. “In this context, he views with concern the fact that little information is publicly made available about current negotiations.”

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