I have received a great deal of correspondence from constituents on the topic of ACTA and I understand your concern over the potential implications of the Agreement. I have been watching the progress of the negotiations closely and the Parliament has been active and vocal on this issue since the start of the discussions.
I was a signatory of the European Parliament's Written Declaration 12/2010 which called on EU negotiators to ensure that ACTA would not weaken citizens' fundamental rights of freedom of expression, privacy, and judicial due process. This Declaration was signed by 377 Members of the European Parliament and became the official non-binding position of the European Parliament on ACTA.
My group in the European Parliament, the Greens/European Free Alliance, has commissioned two very important studies regarding ACTA which may be of interest to you. One is on the compatibility of ACTA with the European Convention on Human Rights & the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights (http://rfc.act-on-acta.eu/fundamental-rights) and the other is in relation to Access to Medicines (http://rfc.act-on-acta.eu/access-to-medicines).
The European Parliament must now give its consent to the agreement reached. This will include discussions in different committees (Committee for International Trade, Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and Committee for Legal Affairs), none of which I am a member of. I will, however, be following the discussions very closely. The vote of consent is likely to take place towards late summer 2012.
Just for your information, the Commission has made a document compiling all questions it has received on ACTA, which you can access at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2011/april/tradoc_147852.pdf.
Thank you once again for writing to me on this important matter, and please rest assured that I will continue to campaign for the protection of the fundamental rights of EU citizens.