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MEPs Want More Time on Passenger Data Vote

PRIVACY LAW—EU

March 10, 2010

The European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee has asked that a vote on the sharing of passenger name records with the U.S. be postponed, reports ZDNet. The committee says that a "no" vote would hamper carriers, which are required to provide passenger name records (PNRs) under U.S. law. The European Court of Justice ruled in 2004 that a temporary agreement to share air passengers' names, itineraries, payment details and other information was illegal. Committee rapporteur Sophie In 't Veld said the EU needs "to systematically harmonise the set of principles [around PNR]," and that she would push for the PNR data provision to comply with EU data protection law, the report states.
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