The European Union has received the “Representations" of the US Treasury Department regarding its handling of EU personal data received from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). These Representations are a unilateral commitment by the US Treasury inter alia to use any data received from SWIFT exclusively for counter terrorism purposes. In 2006, press releases revealed that the US Treasury had used its powers under the "Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme" to serve administrative subpoenas on SWIFT. These subpoenas required SWIFT in the US to transfer personal data regarding suspected individuals or entities. By transferring the data, however, SWIFT had breached EU data protection law. The Representations thus constitute one of the measures to address this infringement.