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MEPs Call for Halt to Anti-Terror Program

PRIVACY LAW—EU & U.S.

September 10, 2013

Amidst ongoing U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program revelations, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are calling for “the immediate suspension” of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP), CIO reports. "I think there is more than enough evidence to call for a suspension," said Dutch MEP Sophie in't Veld. The TFTP allows the U.S. Treasury access to data that international bank transfer company Swift stores in Europe, but NSA revelations indicate the U.S. spied on Swift, the report states. German MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht said, "The NSA surveillance is an open breach of the agreement and further undermines the already insufficient data protection given to European citizens under the deal.”
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