Thursday, May 28, 2015

Don Quijones — TISA: Yet Another Leaked Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of Makes Secret Rules for the Internet

Don Quijones calls this piece by Jeremy Malcolm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to our attention.
Although [Trade In Services Agreement (TISA)] is the least well-known of those agreements, it is the broadest in terms of membership. As far as we know, it presently includes 20 countries plus Europe (but notably excluding the major emerging world economies of the BRICS bloc), who, with disdainful levity, have adopted the mantle “the Really Good Friends of Services”. Like its sister agreements, TISA will enact global rules that impact the Internet, bypassing the transparency and accountability of national parliaments. The only difference is that its focus is on services, not goods....

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