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Parliamentary question - E-005165/2020Parliamentary question

Data transfers to the US in the framework of FATCA and the GDPR

Question for written answer E-005165/2020
to the Commission
Rule 138
Sophia in 't Veld (Renew)

In order to comply with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), implemented by bilateral intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) concluded between the EU Member States and the US, accidental Americans, who are EU citizens, have to transmit a social security number (SSN) to their bank under threat of closure of their bank account. In order to obtain this SSN, these people have to provide very sensitive data to the Federal Benefit Unit of US embassies, which are subsequently transferred to the US.

Last updated: 9 October 2020
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