The EU-US umbrella agreement provides a framework for the transatlantic transfer of data between the US and the EU. The aim of the proposed agreement is to ensure the protection of personal data transmitted between the EU and the US. On 8 September 2015, European and US officials announced that they had reached a data protection agreement for transatlantic criminal investigations. The European Commissioner for Justice said: “Once in force, this agreement will ensure a high level of protection of all personal data if it is transferred between law enforcement authorities on the other side of the Atlantic.” Despite the announcements, neither U.S. officials nor their European counterparts have made the text of the agreement public. The full text of the US-EU Agreement on the Protection of Personal Data in the Prevention, Investigation, Detection and Prosecution of Criminal Offences (Umbrella Agreement) was first published by Statewatch. On 14 September 2015, the European Parliament published the unofficial version of the agreement. EPIC wants the document to be published by US and European agencies. The agreement provides for a number of safeguards for personal data when exchanged between police and criminal justice services, including the EU-US agreements on standards of protection for transfers of personal data between the EU and the US EU officials were quite optimistic when voting on the approval of the agreement. The European Commission`s press release called it a “historic” and “unique” agreement guaranteeing “a high level of protection of EU citizens` personal data transmitted to judicial and police authorities on the other side of the Atlantic”. Jan Philipp Albrecht, MEP in charge of reviewing the agreement and rapporteur for the strict General Data Protection Regulation, said the agreement would ensure “high and binding standards and strong rights for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic” and “take data protection with the US to a new level”. Data subject: the person to whom the personal data refer. .