TPP revelations generate criticism from Internet Freedom Groups

Last Thursday, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was released. The agreement, which was signed one month ago by the U.S. and 11 other countries, immediately generated discontent among Internet Freedom activists. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), TPP ‘upholds corporate rights and interests at the direct expense of all of our digital rights’. Most concerns are about intellectual property, as the deal would ‘essentially [impose] U.S. copyright laws on the other 11 countries’. Furthermore the agreement has been criticised for infringing on privacy rights, as it prevents governments ‘from requiring the use of local servers for data storage’.