29 October 2016
"On 30 October 2016, Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) will be signed between Canada and the European Union. The text includes special rights for corporations, new obligations on so-called “intellectual property rights” and measures which create significant risks for citizens’ fundamental rights, most notably with regard to privacy and data protection.
'It is a shame that nothing at all appears to have been learned from the political disagreements about the signature of this agreement. Concerns about the content of the agreement have been misleadingly portrayed as being motivated by opposition to trade or some sort of anti-Canadian sentiment,' said Maryant Fernández Pérez, Advocacy Manager of European Digital Rights (EDRi). Pointing out the risks that CETA poses to citizens’ fundamental rights is not about being against trade or against Canada."
See: CETA signature ignores Agreement’s flaws (EDRI, link)
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