Thursday, February 2, 2012

Official Assails Sharing of Passenger Data

Kanter, James. "Official Assails Sharing of Passenger Data." The New York Times, January 31, 2012.

From the article:  "Raising the stakes in a trans-Atlantic struggle over data privacy, an influential lawmaker said Tuesday that the European Parliament should reject a deal between the European Union and the United States that aims at sharing information about air passengers as a way to fight serious crime and terrorism…. A majority of E.U. member governments approved the air passenger deal in December, although Germany and Austria abstained because they still had serious concerns about the effects of the deal on privacy… A rejection by the Parliament could leave major commercial airlines serving trans-Atlantic routes in a form of legal limbo."  Read more

See Also
Malhère, Manon. "In't Veld Urges EP to Reject PNR Agreement." Europolitics, February 1, 2012.  (subscription may be required)