EU to vote on airline data

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By admin April 12, 2016 21:57

EU to vote on airline data

The European Union Parliament is to vote on the PNR (Passenger Name Record) proposals this week, which will require the more systematic collection, use and retention of airline passengers’ personal data, including travel dates and itineraries, contact details and payment information. The PNR has twice been voted down due to concerns over the right to privacy and data protection but they are under debate again following terrorist attacks in Brussels and Paris.

MEPs need to endorse the draft PNR agreement on April 14. If approved, airlines will need to send PNR data for flights to the member states involved. Member states would share “alerts” created from the processing of this data for investigations into terrorism and serious crimes like human trafficking, drug trafficking, or child pornography.

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By admin April 12, 2016 21:57