EU-US: Privacy International files complaints in 33 countries against the transfer of financial transactional data to the US by banking giant SWIFT


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PI filed the complaints with privacy commissioners around the world following revelations in the New York Times that the US government is running an international financial surveillance programme in conjunction with SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), a Belgian-based industry-owned co-operative that supplies a messaging infrastructure to the global banking community. See also PI analysis: Pulling a Swift one?

 

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