A delegation from the Civil Liberties Committee has visited Washington to discuss issues such as data protection and legislation on surveillance activities, the EU’s data protection reform and on counter-terrorism initiatives, including the passenger name records (PNR) proposal. One  of the main objectives of the Committee’s visit was to discuss the importance of ensuring that individuals whose personal data processed in the EU are transferred to the US enjoy the rights for effective judicial redress as US citizens, without any discrimination. The delegation also met with members of the US Trade Representative’s Office and stressed the importance of data protection remaining outside the scope of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which is currently being negotiated between the EU and the US.

European Parliament Press Release