About the end of 2013 the European Commission presented a package of initiatives intended to restore confidence in the transatlantic data flows. The findings brought about by Edward Snowden have undermined the trust of European leaders and citizens, who have been followed by the U.S. intelligence programs. A big part of the suggestions aim to review the current EU-U.S. Safe Harbour agreement. Since 2000, 3,200 EU companies have used this agreement. However European authorities are questioning the effectiveness of this mechanism. In the proposed reforms, the European commission has made 13 recommendations for the modernization of the Safe Harbour package. In addition, the Commission urged: the swift adoption of the data protection reform proposed in 2012, completion of the framework agreement on data protection for police and judicial cooperation, US commitment to existing agreements, equal application of the announced reforms of the surveillance programmes to US and EU citizens, accession of the US to existing privacy conventions like “Convention 108”.