Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution on data protection that also refers to the data transfers to the United States based on the FATCA-treaties (‘IGAs’):
24. Recalls that the Member States continue to exchange personal data with the United States under the Terrorist Financing Tracking Program (TFTP), the EU-US Passenger Name Record (PNR) Agreement, the automatic exchange of tax information via the intergovernmental agreements implementing the US Foreign Tax Compliance Act (FATCA),which adversely affects ‘accidental Americans’, as referred to in Parliament’s resolution of 5 July 2018 on the adverse effects of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on EU citizens and in particular ‘accidental Americans’ (17); recalls that the US continues to have access to Member States’ law enforcement databases containing EU citizens’ fingerprints and DNA data; requests the Commission to analyse the impact of the Schrems I and II judgments on these data exchanges, and to present its analysis and how it intends to bring them in line with the judgments in public and in writing to the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs by 30 September 2021;
(17) OJ C 118, 8.4.2020, p. 141.
Source: European Parliament resolution of 20 May 2021 on the ruling of the CJEU of 16 July 2020 – Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited and Maximillian Schrems (‘Schrems II’), Case C-311/18 (2020/2789(RSP))
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