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Diplomacy in Action

Data Privacy Tour for European Journalists

June 21, 2010


Date: 06/24/2010 Location: Brooklyn, New York Description: European journalists participating in Foreign Press Center tour on data privacy. - State Dept Image

June 21-26, 2010; Washington, DC; New York, New York
Contact:  Washington Foreign Press Center Media Relations Officer Jose Santacana
Telephone: 202-504-6370; email:

Thirteen journalists from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, The Netherlands, Switzerland,Ukraine, The United Kingdom, and the European Union participated in the tour.  During the week-long program, all angles of the data privacy issue were examined and discussed by a range of USG officials, academics, and legal practitioners in Washington, DC, and New York, New York.  Briefings were held at the Treasury Dept.; Dept. of Homeland Security; Federal Trade Commission; the Dept. of Commerce; and other agencies.  The journalists also met with academics from Georgetown and Brooklyn Law Schools, as well as a data privacy attorney from the international law firm of Hunton & Williams, LLP.