Tuesday 2 March 2010

ACTA leak: EU positions on the internet chapter

On the blog of the German party "The Left" - a parliamentary party in the German Bundestag that also sits in the European Parliament among the GUE/NGL group - there is a leaked ACTA document prepared by the EU Commission on 12 February.

The leaked document (Council document 6437/10) is a synoposis of EU and country positions on the ACTA internet chapter and has been classified "Restreint" - confidential - which is the lowest non-public level for secret documents. On the Council website the access to that document is thus denied, but there should be a wide rang of people with access to the document (e.g. in the member states' representations) due to the low level of secrecy.

I don't have time to go through it, but Michael Geist calls it the "probably most significant leak to-date" and also presents some key findings.

I suppose that the secrecy of the process - attacked by the European Data Protection Supervisor - will not hold for long anymore...


eurodatum.com said...

There are so many leaked EU documents circulating everywhere...!

Julien Frisch said...

Yes. But ACTA is a big issues these days.