No EU-US Agreement on Transfer of EU Financial Data to US or Deployment of Airport Body Scanners

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 11, 2010

Follow up to previous postings on government implementation of whole body scanning technology at airports, via EPIC: “A meeting between top United States counter-terrorism officials and European counterparts ended in Madrid today with no agreement to restart a program that gave the US access to European financial data. The Terrorist Finance Tracking Program operated in secret from 2001 to 2006. European legislators objected to the program as a violation of EU privacy law. There also appeared to be no EU support for the further deployment of body scanners in European airports. EPIC has raised several objections to the body scanner program, including a letter with Ralph Nader to the administration, Congressional Testimony, and open government litigation, which revealed that the devices store and record images.”

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