European Parliament: SWIFT: Civil Liberties Committee recommends rejecting the agreement


SWIFT: Civil Liberties Committee recommends rejecting the agreement (European Parliament press release (pdf):

"Parliament should withhold its consent to the EU's interim agreement on banking data transfers to the USA via the SWIFT network, the Civil Liberties Committee recommended today. The deal will be put to a plenary vote in Strasbourg on Thursday 11 February. Withholding Parliament's consent would render the agreement legally void - in effect, a rejection. The committee report, approved with 29 votes in favour, 23 against and 1 abstention."

The Resolution now goes to the parliament's plenary session next week. See: Draft Resolution (pdf) and Opinion of the EP Legal Service. See: MEPs threaten to derail EU-US data-transfer deal (European Voice, link); Bank data deal under heavy fire from EU Parliamentarians (link) and Clinton calls Buzek on SWIFT - Washington concerned about threat to counter-terrorism measure (European Voice, link)

 

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