Christoph B. Schiltz, Welt Online (in German) | July 29, 2009
The EU Commission’s willingness to allow the US to access European bank data must be questioned. ++ “How much should personal rights be constrained for anti-terror investigations?” ++ No solution to this matter of principle will satisfy both Europe and the US. ++ Washington wants a faster, less bureaucratic access to vital data, while EU members plead for more data security enforced by a central European agency. ++ This transatlantic dispute concerns all European citizens and must be discussed more publicly.