White House got EU to drop anti-NSA spying measure

BRUSSELS, June 13 (UPI) -- The White House got the European Union to drop a measure that could have blocked covert U.S. agencies from spying on EU citizens, The Financial Times reports.

Hungary awaiting specifics on EU objections to constitutional changes

BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 2 (UPI) -- Hungary is awaiting "concrete objections" from the European Commission over controversial changes to its constitution, Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi says.
EU says Google policy breaches laws

EU says Google policy breaches laws

BRUSSELS, March 1 (UPI) -- Changes to Google's privacy policies now in effect are in breach of European Union laws, the EU's justice commissioner says.

EU wants a pause on Google privacy policy

BRUSSELS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- European officials have asked Google to put its recently announced privacy policy changes on hold while they ensure they don't breach data protection laws.

EU ponders new data protection laws

BRUSSELS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- European Union officials say companies that violate data protection laws being proposed could be fined up to 2 percent of their global annual income.

EU pushes rules for data cloud privacy

BRUSSELS, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- European users of software that accesses online "data clouds" should have their data privacy rights respected by non-EU nations, a top Brussels official says.

EU backs release of wanted ex-KGB general

SOPOT, Poland, July 20 (UPI) -- The European Union's justice commissioner is backing Austria's refusal to send a former KGB general to Lithuania where he is wanted for killings in 1991.

EU leader seeks to boost women on boards

BRUSSELS, July 13 (UPI) -- The European Union's corporations will suffer if they don't put more women on their boards of directors, the bloc's gender equality commissioner said.

EU backs right to be 'forgotten' online

BRUSSELS, March 18 (UPI) -- The European Union wants to create a legal "right to be forgotten" online, but getting embarrassing material off the Web is easier said than done, experts say.
EU calls for stricter privacy rules online

EU calls for stricter privacy rules online

BRUSSELS, March 17 (UPI) -- European Union Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding says she will introduce stringent privacy rules to protect users of Internet social networking sites.
France skirts Roma expulsion punishment

France skirts Roma expulsion punishment

STRASBOURG, France, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The European Commission has decided not to start infringement procedures against France over its expulsion of Gypsies, an EU official says.

EU commissioner downplays terror alert

BRUSSELS, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A European Union commissioner says the recent U.S. terror alert for Europe isn't based on any new security developments.

EU mulls gender quotas for corporations

BRUSSELS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- European Union justice commissioner Viviane Reding said European corporations might require quotas to increase the number of women in executive posts.

Roma issue could overshadow EU summit

BRUSSELS, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- French ministers have clashed with an official from the European Union who likened France's Roma expulsions to World War II-style deportations, in a row that could overshadow Thursday's European Union summit in Brussels.

Ministers lash out at deportation backlash

PARIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Cabinet members at the center of France's deportation policy on Roma -- or gypsies -- have rejected criticism from the European Union justice commissioner.
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Viviane Reding (born 27 April 1951 in Esch-sur-Alzette) is a Luxembourg politician, currently serving as European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. Before starting a professional career as a journalist for the leading newspaper in Luxembourg, the Luxemburger Wort, she obtained a doctorate in human sciences at the Sorbonne. From 1986 to 1998, she was President of the Luxembourg Union of Journalists. On November 27, 2009, she was upgraded in the "Barroso II Commission" to Vice-President responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, and is affiliated with the European People's Party (EPP).

She is divorced and has three children.

She started her political career in 1979, as a Member of the Luxembourg Parliament and held the following positions:

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