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A delegation of nine MEPs will visit Washington D.C. from 16 to 19 July to discuss data protection, counter-terrorism and visa reciprocity with authorities and stakeholders.

The delegation, led by the Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), will hold meetings with representatives from the US Administration, e.g. Department of State, Justice, Homeland Security, Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission, and with Senators and Representatives from the US Congress. MEPs will also meet different industry, think-tank and NGO representatives.

MEPs will have the opportunity to exchange views with the authorities and stakeholders on topical matters related to the protection of personal data such as the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica case and the EU-US Privacy Shield. Other matters of mutual interest to the US and the EU, such as counter-terrorism, the visa waiver programme, Passenger Name Records (PNR) agreement and cyber-security, will also be discussed.

Members of the delegation:

Claude MORAES (S&D, UK), Head of the delegation

Nathalie GRIESBECK (ALDE, FR), Chair of the Special Committee on Terrorism

Cornelia ERNST (GUE/NGL, DE)

Michal BONI (EPP, PL)

Agustín DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA (EPP, ES)

Birgit SIPPEL (S&D, DE)

Sophie In ’t VELD (ALDE, NL)

Daniel DALTON (ECR, UK)

Nicolas BAY (ENF, FR)

Background

The Civil Liberties Committee visits the US annually to obtain information on the state of play in the US on major topics that are dealt by the Committee. The last mission took place 17-21 July 2017.

Press contact in Washington

Ryan MEILAK

EP-US Congress Liaison Office

Tel: +1 (202) 862 4742

Mobile: +1 (202) 431 4932

ryan.meilak@europarl.europa.eu