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Reding: Umbrella Data Transfer Agreement Needed

DATA PROTECTION—EU & U.S.

July 14, 2010

European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Viviane Reding is keen to hammer out a data protection agreement that would govern all transfers of data between the EU and U.S., OUT-LAW.COM reports. "It is my determination to end this piecemeal approach," she said, referring to the recent negotiations of separate deals on financial and travelers' data sharing during a meeting at The Atlantic Council in Washington, DC this week. Reding said that EU Member States are "discussing the fine print" of the European Commission's proposal. The aim, Reding said, is "to provide legal certainty to data transfers by ensuring that all these transfers are subject to high standards of data protection on both sides of the Atlantic."
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