Civil society groups call for Trans-Pacific Partnership secret text to be revealed

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has joined dozens of civil society groups from around the world in calling for the release of the secret text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a massive proposed trade agreement that could quash digital rights for Internet users everywhere in the name of intellectual property protection. "The TPP has been under negotiation for five years, but the only real information we have about it has been through leaks," said EFF Global Policy Analyst Maira Sutton. "Those leaks show extremely troubling provisions, including expanding laws that hurt fair use and free speech along with a number of privacy-threatening enforcement proposals.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy IG

Stakeholder: Civil Society

Tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, TTP, secret text, free speech, law enforcement, digital rights, Internet, leaks, privacy

Posted on Thursday 11 December 2014

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