Extraits du débat sur la Société mondiale de télécommunications financières interbancaires (SWIFT), session plénière du PE
Members of the EP are challenging the proposed agreement between the EU and the United States on the transfer of bank data via the SWIFT network. A bone of contention is the choice of legal base by the EU governments. Members of the EP are demanding to be involved in the drafting of the agreement. A resolution was voted on 16 September 2009.
The question of SWIFT first arose in 2006 when the media revealed that the US administration was accessing data held by the Belgium-based financial network SWIFT on European citizens without their knowledge. Following pressure by the European Parliament, guarantees regarding privacy were given to ensure that the data collected was used purely for anti-terrorist purposes. In July 2009, media articles appeared saying that a new agreement was to be negotiated following a change in the structure of the SWIFT company, which is building a new storage centre for its European data in Switzerland. LISTE DES PLANSVIDEO PARLIAMENTSHOTLIST