Giovanni Buttarelli speaks at the Center for Democracy and Technology's (CDT) Annual Dinner (Techprom). He identifies the EDPS at the heart of the transatlantic dialogue and highlights the importance the EDPS places on developing its relationships with like-minded organisations across the world, such a the CDT. He emphasises the importance of finding a balance between the power of technology and trust and confidence in how governments and companies use our personal information. Buttarelli outlines his aim to open a 'new deal' on data protection and privacy. He states that it is essential that we protect freedoms and approach questions of privacy and data protection from the perspectives of necessity and proportionality, bringing the values of data protection, privacy and security into the digital age.