On January 5, 2010, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party published an opinion finding that Israel provides an "adequate" level of data protection under the EU Data Protection Directive. Should the European Commission ("EC") adopt the Article 29 Working Party’s recommendation (and there is no reason to think that it would not), Israel will join the ranks of the select few countries that the EU has deemed to have an "adequate" level of data protection, such as Argentina, Canada, and Switzerland (notably, the United States is not on this list).