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EDPS Lists Concerns about New SWIFT Draft

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

June 23, 2010

European Data Protection Supervisor Peter Hustinx has issued his opinion on the European Commission's draft agreement to allow U.S. authorities access to European financial data for anti-terrorism investigations, and while he cites improvements over an interim agreement rejected by the European Parliament, Hustinx is raising concerns. Eurasia Review reports on Hustinx's announcement Tuesday that while the fight against terrorism "may require restrictions to the right to the protection of personal data," such provisions as the transfer of banking data in bulk to the U.S., data retention periods, enforceability of data protection rights and independent supervision need improvement "in order to meet the conditions of the EU legal framework for data protection."
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