Policymakers from the United States and the European Union are participating in a joint conference today on Privacy and Protection of Personal Data. EU Vice President Viviane Reding and US Commerce Secretary John Bryson issued a common statement reaffirming a commitment to privacy protection. US and EU consumer and privacy organizations also issued a statement commending the new US Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights but cautioning that the US has far more to do to safeguard the interests of users of new Internet-based services. For more information, see Public Voice - The Madrid Declaration.
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