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German Bundesrat: ACTA undemocratic, should be moved to WIPO

The Bundesrat has passed a resolution criticising the process of ACTA negotiations, inferring they have not respected the democratic process. A lack of transparency, consultation with civil society, consumers and the general public. It recognised that it is necessary in a democracy for the public to be able to both access and participate in the decision making process – especially when the spectre of the deprivation of internet access and incursions into fundamental rights of privacy is threatened by those negotiations.