Airline passenger data sharing deal between EU and Canada violates EU privacy laws

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 13:07

Airline passenger data sharing deal between EU and Canada violates EU privacy laws

An airline passenger data-sharing deal between the EU and Canada, created to help fight terrorism, has been declared as too invasive and in violation of EU privacy laws by legal adviser to the EU’s top court, Advocate General Paolo Mengozzi. He has determined that parts of the agreement, which has yet to be ratified, should be reworked because they violate the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Canada said that it is determined to cooperate with the EU and find an acceptable compromise.

“We remain committed to continue working closely with the European Union until the ratification of a Canada-EU PNR Agreement that complies with EU fundamental rights and EU law,” a government representative said.

Juliette O'Neill
By Juliette O'Neill September 9, 2016 13:07