Wednesday, January 31, 2007

EU to debate data transfers to US


Members of the European Parliament are to voice concerns about the use of data on air passengers and bank transactions in a US anti-terror profiling system.
The EU has already asked Washington for assurances that the US system is not using passenger data in ways that violate EU-US agreements.

Washington says access to international bank transactions and passenger records is key to its fight against terrorism.

The US has had access to data about European air passengers since 2004.

The BBC's Alix Kroeger in Brussels says that many in the EU are uneasy with the scope of the Americans' requests. .....

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