The Great (Data) Bank Robbery: Terrorist Finance Tracking Program and the "SWIFT Affair"

Auteur(s) : 

Anthony Amicelle

Questions de recherche
Qdr N°: 
36
Date : 
05/2011
Résumé: 

The present paper examines current dynamics of surveillance regarding the fight against “terrorism” and its financing. Close analysis of the so-called “SWIFT Affair” and the US terrorist finance tracking program draw attention to one specific case-study which allows us to question the contemporary politics of massively accessing commercial data-banks for intelligence purposes. With reference to the SWIFT affair, the paper explores a sensitive aspect of transatlantic cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism

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