International money transfers are far from private according to findings by The Wall Street Journal and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR).
Regular readers will know Reclaim The Net covered the start of this investigation almost a year ago.
Law enforcement in the US can access international money transfer details without a warrant through a controversial surveillance program the Arizona attorney general’s office approved in 2014.
The program resulted in the creation of a money transfers database managed by the Transaction Record Analysis Center (TRAC).
The database contains the full names and amounts transferred for transactions above $500 between the US, Mexico, and 22 other jurisdictions via international money transfer services like
However, some domestic transfers are recorded in the database….