Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner Binding Corporate Rules: unleashing the potential of the digital single market and cloud computing IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress Paris, 29 November 2011

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Viviane Reding

Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner

Binding Corporate Rules: unleashing the potential of the digital single market and cloud computing

Paris, 29 November 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a privilege to speak with you today and to lift the veil on some of the ideas under consideration for the upcoming reform of the European Union data protection laws.

You are data protection professionals. You know perfectly well how much rapid technological developments over the past 16 years have challenged the current regime of the 1995 Directive on personal data protection in Europe. Our world is no longer defined by physical borders. Data races from Barcelona to Bangalore. It is processed in Dublin, stored in California and accessed in Milan. In the digital age, the transfer of data to third countries has become an important part of daily life. And this affects both businesses and citizens.

In this “brave new digital world”, we need efficient and effective tools to ensure that personal information online is properly protected.

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