Surprising statement from US official: "We don't need an agreement, most of the data is in the US anyway."

The US uses algorithms to subject people to interrogation at the border. Official says "low double-digit" rate of false positives can be acceptable.

The US wants access to information on ferry and cruiseship travellers (PNR/API) and may already have some "voluntary arrangements" in place with some operators.

: US officials are concerned about the extraterritorial effects of globally removing what the EU considers "terrorist content".


"Our members don't need ", the US Chamber of Commerce is telling me. "It's a symbol."

So let's do away with this privacy sell-out that subjects our data to mass surveillance.

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