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Final Euro Parliament vote on passenger name records delayed

A final vote by the European Parliament on a proposed directive allowing the transfer of passenger name records (PNR) from airlines to EU countries has been delayed by "left wing groups", Reuters has reported. Socialist, Liberal and Green MEPs have blocked talks on the proposed PNR Directive scheduled for next week, with there …
OUT-LAW.COM, 8 Mar 2016

EU governments reach agreement on passenger name data

The Council of the EU has reached agreement with the European Parliament on a proposal for the transfer of passenger name data (PNR) from airlines to EU countries. PNR data can include any personal information collected during bookings for flights, including home addresses, mobile phone numbers, frequent flyer information, …
OUT-LAW.COM, 9 Dec 2015

EU data protection chief: Snaffling all air traveller data goes too far

Europe’s data protection tsar has warned law-makers that collecting and storing information on all airline travellers risks breaching EU privacy laws. The so-called PNR (passenger name record) scheme is back on the table after being rejected by MEPs in 2013. The plan is to force airline operators to store every scrap of …
Jennifer Baker, 28 Sep 2015

Europe a step closer to keeping records on all passengers flying in and out of the Continent

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee LIBE voted on Wednesday in favor of collecting and storing information about all air passengers traveling into or out of the EU. The so-called Passenger Name Record (PNR) scheme requires the storage of all data collected by airlines about passengers – including sensitive and …
Jennifer Baker, 15 Jul 2015
Samuel L Jackson locates late passengers with RFID

Euro ministers trade data for data protection – yes, your passenger records

After weeks of mounting pressure from national governments for increased access to personal data following the Charlie Hebdo attack, the European Parliament has pulled a switch that aims to simultaneously increase citizens’ privacy rights while also giving law enforcement agencies more ability to track travellers. As they …
Jennifer Baker, 13 Feb 2015

Don't use Charlie Hebdo to justify Big Brother data-slurp – Data protection MEP

The European Parliament’s data protection supremo says calls from national leaders to monitor all airline passengers are “playing into terrorists' hands”. German MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, who heads the Parliament’s overhaul of EU data protection laws, described the plans for mass storage of PNR (passenger name record) data as …
Jennifer Baker, 14 Jan 2015
The Register breaking news

US plan to hold EU passenger data for 15 yrs 'unlawful'

A reported plan to allow the US to retain the personal details of inbound EU air passengers for 15 years would be unlawful, lawyers for the European Commission have said, according to a newspaper report. The Guardian, which reported last month that the US wanted to keep the information for 15 years, has reported that …
OUT-LAW.COM, 22 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Coalition signs up to passenger info slurp

The Coalition government has enthusiastically signed up to a draft European directive on exchange data on airline passengers, even though UK and European data watchdogs have already said the directive goes too far. Minister for Immigration Damian Green told the Commons yesterday that the UK was opting in to the directive on …
John Oates, 11 May 2011
The Register breaking news

EU Commission proposes new directive on storing air passenger details

Details of passengers on every flight within the European Union will be passed to destination countries under European Commission proposals published today. The Commission has proposed a Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive ordering airlines to send the information it holds on its passengers to authorities in the destination …
OUT-LAW.COM, 3 Feb 2011
The Register breaking news

Europe exposes new data share deal with US

The European Commission has issued its draft mandate - setting the ground rules to negotiate with the US to create a data sharing agreement. This must now be approved by the European Council before negotiations can begin. US authorities got access to European finance records and more detailed information on airline passengers …
John Oates, 27 May 2010
The Register breaking news

MEPs told to vote or else as US data row deepens

The European Parliament has been asked to vote to approve or reject the Passenger Name Record agreement with the US. The Civil Liberties Committee is likely to postpone its vote until a new template has been created, to detail what information is exchanged. The Committee also wants to lay down how the information should be …
John Oates, 8 Mar 2010
The Register breaking news

Surveillance state can't monitor itself, says US

It would be impractical for the US to monitor how its border guards use the massive databases it is building on European citizens, US Homeland Security Security secretary Michael Chertoff told the European Parliament yesterday. Answering questions before an extraordinary meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Civil …
Mark Ballard, 15 May 2007
The Register breaking news

Europe wants to civilise US terror war

Emissaries from the European Parliament arrived in Washington today with a message of restraint and fairplay for US crusaders in the "war on terror". Worried the US zeal to hunt down terrorists is trampling over the rights of European citizens, members of the European Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will …
Mark Ballard, 16 Apr 2007
The Register breaking news

Privacy prevails in McKennitt case

The House of Lords today refused an author permission to appeal a ban on her book, ending a case that will be seen as a landmark in the development of an English privacy law. Niema Ash wrote Travels With Loreena McKennitt: My Life As A Friend, but publication was halted when McKennitt won an injunction relating to certain …
OUT-LAW.COM, 2 Apr 2007
The Register breaking news

EC broke rules over passenger data, Parliament told

The European Commission "clearly breached" its obligations when it agreed a passenger data sharing scheme with the US, the European Parliament has been told. The opinion was given just as negotiations on a new deal are begun. It also emerged that the US does not believe that it needs a new data sharing deal in order to demand …
OUT-LAW.COM, 29 Mar 2007
The Register breaking news

Brussels downbeat on US passenger snoop plan

Transatlantic talks over the US grab for European personal data in its war on terror are floundering, the European Parliament heard yesterday. US negotiators have told the Europeans that an agreement over its demand for Passenger Name Records isn't necessary, possibly putting a deal beyond the reach of the German Presidency …
Mark Ballard, 27 Mar 2007

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