"To further simplify things and reduce the danger of duplicating work, the Commission has also proposed to set up a one-stop-shop for data protection for businesses in Europe: the national data protection authority where the business has its main establishment will act as the single contact point." In order to to simplify the application of the data protection rules, there will be a single EU law: "the rules will apply to all controllers established in the EU. They will also apply to all those not established in the EU but offering services and products to individuals based in the EU. I have chosen a Regulation because this is the only way to achieve real harmonisation and consistency of the rules on data protection. As experience since 1995 has taught us, we would not have achieved this level of harmonisation with a Directive. Instead, as we all know, today we have a patchwork of rules which did not offer sufficient protection to individuals, and which did not provide a uniform and reliable regulatory environment for businesses." Said Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission, EU Justice Commissioner in a speech in 2012.