European Data Protection Digest

Security Plan Calls for EU Data Access

PRIVACY LAW—EU

November 25, 2010

EUobserver reports on the European Commission's Internal Security Strategy, with proposals including EU data systems to track potential terrorists taking a flight or wiring money to suspicious organisations. The plan, which includes 41 actions, "responds to requests from the European Parliament to have EU-based data extraction and analysis on bank transactions to terrorist organisations, instead of sending all the banking data to the U.S.," the report states. The report also suggests that air passenger data collected by European airlines and turned over to U.S. authorities when carriers fly to that country may be shared with EU countries as well. "We don't propose many new organisations, but we want to equip existing ones with better tools," said EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.
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