Via Gulf News:
Last month the New York Times broke the story that CIA agents and US treasury officials have been secretly monitoring financial transactions routed through Swift, an acronym for the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. […]
The European Commission has already said that EU law does not cover the handing over of financial data by Swift. The European Parliament will debate the US action on Monday.
Belgium Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has ordered an investigation into the activities of Swift, which is regulated by the Belgian central bank and is subject to Belgian law.
Bbbbbut everyone knew about it already, right, Mr. Keller?
Crooked Timber has more.
- NYT and LAT ask: When Do We Publish a Secret?
- Fallout from Swift story continues: â€˜Human rights’ group lodges formal complaints with 32 countries
- Keller: “â€¦not all of them urged us not to publish”
Prez slams leak of financial transaction monitoring story
- NYTimes continues to undermine national security in the name of the â€˜public interest’