Privacy Commissioner Issues SWIFT Report

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has concluded that the United States did not break Canadian law in a post-Sept. 11 terrorism investigation, even though Canadians' personal banking information was likely handed over to U.S. authorities. Privacy Commissioner Stoddart also found that SWIFT, the European financial co-operative that provides messaging services and software to financial institutions, did not wrongfully hand over personal data to the U.S. Treasury during the U.S.'s efforts to curb terrorists following the 2001 attacks.

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