European Commissioner Věra Jourová has given a speech to the Brookings Institution on the future of US-EU data transfer arrangements. The Commissioner highlighted the successful negotiation of the umbrella agreement on privacy and data protection for law enforcement exchanges. The Commissioner also stated that during her visit to Washington, she would aim to negotiate closer to a finalised framework for EU-US personal data transfers for commercial purposes. The Commissioner noted that the alternative ways of transferring data are a short-term solution and that a comprehensive arrangement for data transfers is the best way to ensure effective protection while maintaining strong transatlantic commercial relations. The Commissioner stated that discussions between EU and US negotiators had already yielded results.