EU Realizing It Got The Short End Of The Stick In Agreeing To Let US Spy On Bank Data
from the whoops dept
Apparently, an EU Parliament member decided to test this last part out and got a major runaround, in order to keep him from finding out if his data was seen by the Americans. Meanwhile, the Europol Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) complained that the requests from the US to get this kind of data have been too vague (remember, they're required to be specific) to determine if they're valid.
Given all of this, it appears the EU is wondering why it's turning data over to the US at all. As the reporter Nick Farrell notes in that last link, what's kind of amazing here is that the US has been given access to financial data of citizens of other countries, and you'd think it would be bending over backwards to keep that sort of access. Basically ignoring the very rules it agreed to seems like a good way to completely lose that access.