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 February 11, 2010  Posted by  Featured News, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Aoife White of the Associated Press reports:

The European Parliament on Thursday strongly rejected a deal that would have allowed U.S. authorities access to European bank transfers, allegedly to track funds supporting terror groups.

EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France voted 378-196 against the deal with 31 abstentions.

The parliament’s president, Jerzy Buzek, said the assembly wants more safeguards for civil liberties and believes human rights has been compromised in the name of security.

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