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Data privacy concerns could derail EU-US trade talks

Jennifer Baker | Oct. 30, 2013
EU citizens' data protection is non-negotiable, says the EU Justice Commissioner

Reding said on Monday that the Safe Harbor agreement is not so safe at all.

"Inter-operability and a system of self-regulation is not enough. Including a legal provision on judicial redress for E.U. citizens, regardless of their residence, in the forthcoming U.S. Privacy Act is an essential step towards restoring trust among partners," she said.

According to the Commission more than 70 percent of E.U. citizens want to have more control over how their data is used online.


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