Team America/Europe: World Police
Europe and the US have begun to lay the foundations for a data sharing link between their police and immigration forces.
It's a long way off, but indications after talks in Berlin today between European and US negotiators are that both sides are in agreement that's where they are headed.
"Our common goals are clear," Franco Frattini, vice president of the European Commission and head of the justice directorate, said in a written statement.
The idea was to protect citizens and the means was to give police authorities the information they needed to do it.
"We must closely coordinate our efforts, share information and cooperate on law enforcement as much as possible," he said.
One can safely assume that these groups are not discussing law enforcement in terms of purse-snatching and jaywalking, but in terms of the Patriot Act... this would mean that more than one law enforcement entity would be mismanaging your personal data. Lovely.