Commissioner Jourová on official visit to #Chile and #Argentina

| July 9, 2019

Commissioner Jourová (pictured) will be in Chile today (9 July), as well as in Argentina on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July. The visit follows the conclusion of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement and will focus on improving cooperation on data flows, advocating for strong convergence of data protection regimes, advancing bilateral judicial cooperation and discussing the issues of gender equality and antisemitism, among others. In Chile, Commissioner Jourová will meet Justice and Human Rights Minister Hernán Larraín Fernández, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín Bascuñán, Women and Gender Equality Minister Isabel Plá Jarufe, as well as the Trade Vice Minister Rodrigo Yañez. Data protection and gender equality will be on the agenda of the meeting with Chilean Senators Felipe Harboe Bascuñán, Jaime Quintana, Adriana Muñoz and Kenneth Pugh.

She will also discuss data protection with the representatives of Chilean and European trade associations and companies. Commissioner Jourová will then exchange views with the Chilean Transparency Council. Finally, she will deliver a keynote Speech at the University of Chile on the Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Era. Then in Buenos Aires, the visit includes exchanges with the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, German Garavano, with the President of the Senate, Federico Pinedo, the Chief of Staff of the Argentinian President, in charge of, among others, data protection topics, Marcos Pena, as well as with Senators Dalmacio Mera and Laura Rodríguez Machado. Commissioner Jourová will then meet with members of the Chamber of Deputies, Karina Banfi and Ezequiel Langan. She will then commemorate with the Argentinian Jewish community, and representatives of Christian and Muslim faiths, the 1994 bombing at the Jewish Community Center.Finally, she will deliver a keynote speech on the benefits of aligning data protection standards at the Privacy in a Globalised World conference. The event is organized under the framework of the “International Digital Cooperation – Enhanced Data Protection and Data Flows”project funded under the European Commission’s Partnership Instrument.

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