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Data Protection Talks To Move Forward

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

December 8, 2010

UPI has reported that European officials are moving ahead with plans to approach U.S. counterparts on data protection issues. EU ministers have said they have approved the start of talks on privacy protection issues tied to crime and terrorism prevention activities, the report states. "Protection of personal data is a fundamental right for EU citizens," said EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, adding, "Today's decision gives us the green light to negotiate a solid and coherent agreement with the United States which balances enforceable rights for individuals with the strong cooperation we need to prevent terrorism and organized crime."
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