Why the secrecy? We know from leaked documents3 that the TPP includes what amounts to an Internet trap that would:
- Criminalize4 some of your everyday use of the Internet,
- Force service providers to collect and hand over your private data without privacy safeguards5, and
- Give media conglomerates more power to fine you for Internet use,6 remove online content—including entire websites—and even terminate7 your access to the Internet.
- Create a parallel legal system of international tribunals that will undermine national sovereignty and allow conglomerates to sue countries for laws that infringe on their profits.
If enough of us speak out now, we can force participating governments to come clean. Your signature will send a message to leaders of participating countries. 8