Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Group Asks Governments to Block Financial Data Release

An AP newswire article, via The Boston Globe, reports that:

A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it had asked governments around the world to block the release of confidential financial records to U.S. anti-terrorism authorities.

London-based watchdog Privacy International said it had filed complaints with data protection and privacy regulators in 13 European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, arguing that the disclosures of financial transactions "were made without any legal basis or authority whatsoever."

The complaints ask authorities to "intervene to seek the immediate suspension of the disclosure program pending legal review."

More here.


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