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Vice-President of the European Commission Announces Talks with US on an Umbrella Data Protection Agreement for National Security Purposes

Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship announced this week that she has begun exploratory talks with the United States for a comprehensive EU-US agreement for personal data protection standards to apply whenever personal data needs to be transferred across the Atlantic for the purposes of police and judicial cooperation in criminal matters. This blog entry explores that development and describes a related conversation the author had with Ms. Reding on the need for reappraisal by the EU of whether the US has “adequate protections” for the cross-border transfer of personal data.