Most prominently, according to the article, there is nothing in ACTA requiring ISPs to monitor your traffic. Compare the article to the anti-ACTA video by Anonymous to get the whole picture. Still, the article does not state that ACTA is a good treaty. It should just be opposed for the right reasons.
This is a good example why we should not believe every outrageous statement we hear on why we soon live in an Orwell-esque world but rather inform us from different sources ourselves. Only when we know all the facts we can take measures to create a world we want to live in.
Having said that, go read ACTA in its final version and get your own opinion.
Update: Here is another interesting read on ACTA from a consumers perspective. They talk about the “Intermediary liability of service providers”.
Today, 28th of January, is international Data Privacy Day (official website), which is celebrated with numerous events around the globe. It is held to promote privacy education world-wide. What a perfect day to launch a blog dedicated to digital identity, privacy and personal data in the 21st century! In this blog I will look into the issue of privacy and identity both from a technical as well as from a personal perspective.
Why write about privacy?
The aim of this blog is to find out if voices calling for more privacy protection are justified. And if so, in which areas? And what can we do to better protect our privacy while not giving up the advancements technology has given us?
Over the course of the next months I will write about technology and our identity, what the value of privacy is, concepts such as privacy by design and post-privacy, and of course comment on current events. So check back for weekly updates.