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Finalisation of the EU-US negotiations on the data protection "Umbrella Agreement"

08-09-2015

Today, on finalising the negotiations on the EU-US data protection "Umbrella Agreement", VÄ›ra Jourová, EU Commissioner for Justice and Consumers made the following statement:

"I am very pleased that today we have finalised negotiations with the US on high data protection standards for transatlantic law enforcement cooperation.

Robust cooperation between the EU and the US to fight crime and terrorism is crucial to keep Europeans safe. But all exchanges of personal data, such as criminal records, names or addresses, need to be governed by strong data protection rules. This is what the Umbrella Agreement will ensure."