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International cooperation to shape common policies for cybersecurity and data protection




International cooperation to shape common policies for cybersecurity and data protection
International cooperation to shape common policies for cybersecurity and data protection



http://gcn.com/articles/2009/11/03/us-eu-cybersecurity-agreement.aspx 

By William Jackson
GCN.com
Nov 03, 2009

The United States and the European Union have agreed to treat 
cybersecurity, cyber crime and data protection as international issues, 
cooperatively developing polices based on shared values.

Mary Ellen Callahan, chief privacy officer of the Homeland Security 
Department, called the recent joint statement on these principles by 
U.S. and E.U. officials a major milestone in data protection and data 
sharing.

"The next step is negotiating a binding international E.U.-U.S. 
agreement based on these common principles to facilitate further 
cooperation while ensuring the availability of full protection for our 
citizens," she said.

The pledge is intended to extend ongoing efforts to align U.S. and E.U. 
policies on transatlantic issues, as Europe updates its human rights 
policies in the Stockholm Programme, expected to be completed this year.

"We would like to take this opportunity to renew our partnership for the 
next five years," the statement said.

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