Factsheet: EU-US Negotiations on Data Protection

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Since 29 March 2011, the European Union has been negotiating with the United States government an international framework agreement (so-called ‘Data Protection Umbrella Agreement’) in order to protect personal data transferred between the EU and the U.S. for law enforcement purposes. This includes cases in which personal data is sent from the EU to the U.S. for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences, including terrorism. This factsheet takes stock of the ongoing negotiations.