From the Devil's handmaidens at The New York Times:
Group Tries to Block Program Giving Data to U.S.
By DAN BILEFSKY, International Herald Tribune Published: June 27, 2006
BRUSSELS, June 27 — A human rights group in London said today that it had lodged formal complaints in 32 countries against the Brussels-based banking consortium known as Swift, contending that it violated European and Asian data protection rules by providing the United States with confidential information about international money transfers.
It speaks for itself.