EU: European Parliament: Transfer of financial data to USA from SWIFT

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The parliament adopted a Resolution on 6 July calling on EU governments, the Commission and the European Central Bank "to explain fully the extent to which they were aware of the secret agreement" between the Belgium-based SWIFT ('Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication') and the United States. Full-text of Resolution (pdf) Text of the debate - in original languages (pdf)

The Resolution was proposed by an alliance of the PSE (Socialist group), ALDE (Liberals), GUE/NGL (United Left) and Green/EFA group. It was agreed by 302 votes with 219 votes against from the PPE-DE (Conservatives) and UEN groups.

See: European Digital Rights (link)

and: Privacy International: complaints in 33 countries on transfer of financial data to the US by SWIFT (link)

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