You know what happens when your elected representatives fight for your privacy? Counterterrorism investigators actually grant you some!
|By: emptywheel Thursday July 8, 2010 2:18 pm|
|By: emptywheel Sunday December 6, 2009 4:00 pm|
Last night I went to bed before I looked at the new SWIFT Agreement giving the US access to all of Europe’s finance data to track for terrorists. Here’s that agreement and here’s a Q&A document about what the agreement does. The agreement is instructive both for what it suggests about the negotiations between the US and EU, but also for what it suggests about the protections the US is willing to grant citizens of other countries that it is not extending to its own citizens.