Privacy

EU Challenge for ACTA: Transferring Personal Data to Unsafe Countries

The European Union has a long tradition of protecting personal information. Since the 70’s, some European countries have adopted domestic law that regulates the processing of personal data. Starting in the 90's, the European Union has approved several directives that provide a communitarian legal framework for processing personal data. Simultaneously, several countries in Europe have modified their constitutions in order to include provisions that guarantee the right to privacy and the right to protection of personal data.

Derecho a la Vida Privada en las Negociaciones del TPP

La Oficina del Representante Comercial de los Estados Unidos (USTR) ha declarado su intención de tener completadas sus propuestas sobre protección de la propiedad intelectual a comienzos de la próxima ronda de negociaciones del TPP en Vietnam, del 20 al 24 de junio de 2011. En su rápida agenda, los negociadores del TPP han anunciado que ellos esperan concluir el acuerdo para el encuentro de los miembros del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico, a realizarse en Hawaii del 8 al 13 de noviembre de 2011.

Right to Privacy in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP ) Negotiations

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has declared an intention to have all its proposals on intellectual property protections by the commencement of the next round of TPP talks in Vietnam June 20-24, 2011. On a fast timetable, TPP negotiators have already announced that they want to finalize TPP by the summit meetings of the members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on November 8-13, 2011 in Hawaii. The TPP will impact health, access to knowledge, and without the necessary safeguards, the right to privacy.

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