Privacy Advisor

Global Privacy Dispatches- UK- Airline Passengers

December 1, 2007

By Michael T. Spadea

EU Seeks Data on U.S. Airline Passengers

Under a proposal by the European Commissioner for Freedom, Security and Justice, airlines or computerized reservation systems would send at least 19 pieces of data on each passenger flying in or out of the EU to data-analysis units set by each EU state. All EU members must approve the proposal before it becomes law. The data includes names, credit card information, and telephone numbers.