EU-US common set of principles on data protection and sharing

By EDRi · November 4, 2009

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Deutsch: [EU-US: Gemeinsame Grunds├Ątzen zu Datenschutz und Datenverbreitung | http://www.unwatched.org/node/1574]

After three years of working together, the Departments of Homeland Security,
Justice and State and the experts from the EU Presidency and Commission have
recently issued a statement establishing a set of common principles to
protect the personal data exchanged for law enforcement and security
purposes.

Based on these common principles, a binding international EU-U.S. agreement
will be negotiated based on these common principles “to facilitate further
cooperation while ensuring the availability of full protection for our
citizens,” as expressed by the Department of Homeland Security.

U.S. and EU Agree on Data Protection Principles (3.11.2009)
http://www.dhs.gov/journal/leadership/2009/11/us-and-eu-agree-on-data-protection.html