Member states to clash with EU parliament on passenger data

In Big Brother, Europe News on April 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

By Valentina Pop

BRUSSELS – The European Parliament is likely to clash with member states over the use of EU air travellers’ personal data in the search for suspected terrorists, as the UK is pushing to change a draft bill initially designed for passengers coming from non-EU countries.

Ahead of an interior ministers’ meeting in Luxembourg next Monday (11 April), London seems to have convinced some 17 member states to change the scope of a draft EU bill regarding passenger data so that intra-EU flights are also covered.

The current EU commission proposal envisages that so-called Passenger Name Records (PNR) – data given when booking a plane ticket including home address, passport number, credit card details and mobile phone number – should be passed on to national authorities for all travellers departing and arriving in the EU from other…


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