25 The full agreement is in the Us Federal Register Vol. 24, No. 204/Tuesday, October 23, 2007. The document is available at frwebgate6.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/PDFgate.cgi?WAISdocID=584782474622+1+1+0&WAISaction=retrieve (available June 4, 2008) 15 details on www.swift.com/index.cfm?item_id=6149 (available June 8, 2009). Revelations by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden claimed that the NSA was systematically undermining the SWIFT agreement. The US side did not deny this and the European Parliament adopted a non-binding vote calling for the suspension of the agreement.   However, a suspension would require the agreement of a two-thirds majority of EU governments.  30A February 27, 2004, an agreement was signed to assure SWIFT that the original source of the data (i.e.. SWIFT) would remain confidential by the US Treasury.
Another provision strengthened the U.S. Secret Service`s obligation to confidentiality regarding the confidentiality of search results. The broad definition of “terrorism,” which forms the basis of searches conducted by the US Treasury, was also limited.21 In addition, two SWIFT officials were physically present from April 2004 when the CIA searched the data provided by SWIFT. The objective of this measure appears limited to the extent that the two SWIFT agents did not have access to research software or search results22 In RFC 3615 urn:swift: was defined as a uniform resource name (URNs) for SWIFT FIN.  Terms of sale, programs and policies regarding the rapid relationship between and its customers. 21 The new definition is probably narrower and does not deal with “American interests.” The renegotiated definition is: terrorism is “an activity that involves (i) an act of violence or an act dangerous to human lives, property or infrastructure; and (ii) apparently (A) to be intended to intimidate or annoy a civilian population; B) to influence a government`s policy through intimidation or coercion; or (C) to influence the behaviour of a government through mass destruction, murder, kidnapping or hostage-taking. These include its inclusions, but are not limited to the activities of known terrorist organizations, but also to the activities of recognized governments. 33 In order to obtain legal protection, SWIFT decided in April 2007 to accede to the Safe Harbor Agreement.
It was a pretty strange step. Safe Harbor was created for U.S. companies operating in Europe. U.S. companies that adhere to safe-air data protection principles have been rewarded with the certainty that their data transfers are considered legal in the EU.