Elements of the EU-Canada trade deal that had privacy advocates concerned have been removed, reports PCWorld. Following a leaked draft of the Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA), spokesman for the European Commission John Clancy says the controversial articles have been removed, though the deal is being conducted in private and it isn’t clear exactly what has been changed. Via a Twitter post, Clancy said, “CETA does not contain any provisions that differ from existing EU law.” CETA will reach the European Parliament in early 2014. Columnist Michael Geist says the deal creates “enormous risks for Canada’s trade ambitions.”
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