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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 08:51 PM
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CIA's secret UK bank trawl may be illegal
CIA's secret UK bank trawl may be illegal

US effort to track jihadist money transfers faces inquiry over privacy

Alexi Mostrous and Ian Cobain
Monday August 21, 2006
The Guardian


A covert programme under which confidential information about British banking transactions is passed to the CIA with the full knowledge of the government may breach both British and European law, the Guardian has learned.
The information commissioner, who is responsible for enforcing the Data Protection Act, is investigating the arrangement, which has seen details of computerised transactions from around the world passed to the CIA in an attempt to spy on the financiers of jihadist terrorism.

CIA's secret UK bank trawl may be illegal

US effort to track jihadist money transfers faces inquiry over privacy

Alexi Mostrous and Ian Cobain
Monday August 21, 2006
The Guardian


A covert programme under which confidential information about British banking transactions is passed to the CIA with the full knowledge of the government may breach both British and European law, the Guardian has learned.

The information commissioner, who is responsible for enforcing the Data Protection Act, is investigating the arrangement, which has seen details of computerised transactions from around the world passed to the CIA in an attempt to spy on the financiers of jihadist terrorism.

The US government has acknowledged that the agency has been receiving international financial records from the Belgian-based co-operative which processes money transfers on behalf of the world's banks. The programme was launched in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

Data handed over each year by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, or Swift, includes the details of an estimated 4.6 million British banking transactions.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1854815,00...



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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:04 PM
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1. CIA ...illegal ??!!! Mercy, what is the world coming to.
Corporate Illegal Activities in longhand.
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 09:14 PM
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2. Wish they would call it mining. People in this country are just starting
to learn what data mining is. Anyway, isn't this old news - weren't we told the U.S., U.K., Austraiia, Canada, New Zealand were already spying for each other, using Echelon. to avoid breaking each others' laws?
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