The United States and European Union are close to an agreement
to share private data of their citizens, including credit card
information, travel history and internet browsing information,
The New York Times said Saturday.
Negotiations that begun in February 2007 however have to yet
address whether Europeans can sue the US government for
mishandling information, according to an internal report on the
potential agreement obtained by the daily.
The negotiations are being conducted by the US Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), the Justice and State departments, and
their European counterparts, the daily said.