European Commission wants “umbrella agreement” for data protection with U.S.; will “reappraise” if US has “adequate protections” for the cross-border transfer of personal data

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14 July 2010 — The European Commission has opened negotiations with the US on the creation of a data protection agreement that would govern all data transfers between the EU and the US. Last week Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, was in Washington and announced that the negotiation of separate deals on issues such as airline passenger name records (PNR) and financial data was not the best way to address privacy concerns...

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