On 4 November 2010, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, presented the plans for a reform of the existing European data privacy legislation. Reding demands strengthened rights for data subjects, a better harmonization of the internal market, a revision of the rulings concerning police cooperation and judicial cooperation, a guarantee for a high level of protection for the export of data and a more rigorous application of existing data privacy regulations. Reding hopes to achieve all this by reforming the European data privacy legislation. Interested parties are invited to send in their comments to the proposed changes by 15 January 2011.