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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) - definition(s)

ACTA - The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is a proposed multilateral trade agreement for establishing international standards on intellectual-property-rights enforcement throughout the participating countries. Its proponents describe it as a response "to the increase in global trade of counterfeit goods and pirated copyright-protected works." The scope of ACTA is broad, including counterfeit goods, generic medicines, and "piracy over the Internet".

In February 2010, the EDPS issued an opinion on the negotiations aimed at adopting the new agreement in which he warned against its potential incompatibility with the EU data protection regime.

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Source: European Data Protection Supervisor, 24 July 2011 11:31:18, External 

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