Jennifer Baker reports:
European Justice Ministers have agreed to work toward an accord with the U.S. on personal data protection. The decision was made at the Justice and Home Affairs Council on Friday.
The news comes after two controversial deals to hand over European citizens’ information on banking and airline travel were pushed through in recent months. The Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (SWIFT ) and Passenger Name Records (PNR) agreements have highlighted the differences between the European Union and the U.S.
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