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16th October 2019 Issue no. 479
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Data protection authorities' enquiries into PRISM continue
The Article 29 Working Party, made up of representatives of the 27 EU data protection authorities including the UK's ICO, is continuing its enquiries into whether the PRISM surveillance programme complies with European data protection law.
In its latest letter to the European Commission's Vice President, Viviane Reding, the Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party, Jacob Kohnstamm, has requested further details explaining how enforcement agencies in the United States are using the programme to access the personal information of EU citizens. In particular, the working party and its members are keen to know how the Financial Intelligence Security Court uses its powers to decide when the personal information of people living outside of the United States is collected.
The European Commission has already announced that representatives from the working party will be included in the working group, which has been established by the Commission to better understand the processing involved in the PRISM programme.
18th September 2013