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TFTPTrivial File Transfer Protocol
TFTPTerrorist Finance Tracking Program (US Treasury)
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SWIFT was involved in a controversy in 2006 when it was revealed that it had skirted the EU's strict privacy laws after the September 11, 2001, attacks by transferring millions of pieces of personal information from its US offices to American authorities as part of the US Terrorist Finance Tracking Program.
The Council of the European Union (EU) has authorized the signing of the "Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program." The purpose of the Agreement is for providers of international financial payment messaging services to make such data available to the U.S.
Department of the Treasury, "Statement of Under Secretary Stuart Levey on the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program," 23 June 2006,
(47) On September 23, 2001, President Bush issued Executive Order 13224 which authorized the Treasury Department to "use all appropriate measures to identify, track and pursue not only those persons who commit terrorist acts here and abroad, but also those who provide financial or other support for terrorist activity." (48) Under this order, the Treasury Department created the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) to, "identify, track, and pursue suspected foreign terrorists ...
President Bush declared that we "would use all elements of national power to fight a different kind of war against terror." The Department of the Treasury: Press Room, Terrorist Finance Tracking Program Fact Sheet (June 23, 2006), archived at [hereinafter TFTP Fact Sheet].
Following the devastating events of September 11th, the Bush Administration began an all-out attack on terrorism (1) commonly known as the "War on Terror." (2) Included in this assault was the creation of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) in 2001, a program designed to prevent future terrorist attacks by identifying and monitoring the financial activity of suspected terrorists both domestically and internationally.
Recent press reports have raised questions about the Department of the Treasury's Terrorist Finance Tracking Program's access to information on international financial transactions held by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), a Brussels-based organization owned by banks in many countries, which serves as a hub for international funds transfers.
| BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee has criticized EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom for "ignoring" Parliament's call to suspend the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP) deal with the US.
The EP had rejected the agreement on Terrorist Finance Tracking Program
Union to resume the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program," he added.
Terrorist Finance Tracking Program have been incalculable in enhancing the