May 31, 2012 | Peter Bradwell

Open Rights Group welcomes ACTA votes in European Parliament

Responding to today's committee votes in the European Parliament, which saw the JURI, ITRE and LIBE Committees all vote against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, Peter Bradwell of Open Rights Group said:

"This is a strong signal that more and more MEPs recognise ACTA is so badly flawed, in so many ways, that it must be rejected. Together the votes are a protest against an unnecessarily imbalanced and ill-considered treaty.

There is still a long way to go before ACTA is finally defeated. The final vote in the European Parliament is in a months time. We need to continue to convince more MEPs that ACTA puts our privacy and freedom of expression at risk and is an affront to democratic principles."

For more information contact Peter Bradwell on 07811 268398 or peter@openrightsgroup.org