Statement by EU Commissioner Věra Jourová on the finalisation of the EU-US negotiations on the data protection "Umbrella Agreement"

EU Commissioner Věra Jourová: "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."

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: personal data, cooperations, law enforcement, negotiations, European Commission, anti-terrorism, EU-US, data protection, privacy policy, Umbrella agreement

Posted on Wednesday 9 September 2015

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