The Parties to this Agreement,
Noting that effective enforcement of intellectual property rights is critical to sustainingeconomic growth across all industries and globally;
Several Members of the European Parliament have written to the Article 29 Working Party to obtain an expert opinion on ACTA's privacy and data protection implications.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden has asked that the American Law Division of the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress undertake and provide to Congress an independent determination on the domestic impact of ACTA.
A report from Singapore indicates that the country is "positive about becoming a founding signatory of ACTA."