This week the European Commission called for new protection of personal data of European citizens under US law. EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding expressed her desire to have Washington fulfil its promise of allowing EU citizens to sue in US courts in the cases of misused data. She said "I have made clear that Europe expects to see the necessary legislative change in the US sooner rather than later, and in any case before summer 2014” . Ms. Reding’s message is reinforced in a draft report from Reuters, where she calls for “ close attention ” to surveillance given the “ large-scale collection and processing of personal information under US surveillance programmes ”. These unambiguous signs from the commisioner come after European experts found in the past months that European citizens do not benefit from the same protections as US citizens, when data is collected by the US government. The commissioner’s stance seems clear and still other figures like MEP, Sophie in ‘t Veld, demand an even tougher response. As a part of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee she voted for stricter data privacy laws. This vote opened way for new negotiations which will replace the outdated privacy regime from 1995. The new rules are expected to include “ right to erasure ” for users and fines of up to €100 million to infringing companies.