EU Commissioner Reding: US meeting on data protection ‘constructive’

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European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, responsible for justice and fundamental rights, expressed her satisfaction for the “positive and constructive” meeting with US Attorney General Eric Holder on data protection, following revelations about US interception of EU communications. 

Following the meeting, Reding told reporters that Washington and Brussels had agreed to speed up negotiations on data protection and underlined the need to “restore confidence” following revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden on US eavesdropping on EU leaders, companies and citizens.

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