MEPs Want Passenger Data Protected
DATA PROTECTION—EU & U.S.June 18, 2010
In a resolution passed Thursday, members of parliament called for better protection of air passengers' personal data, according to a European Parliament press release. Parliament "emphasizes that the privacy of European and U.S. citizens should be respected when personal passenger data are exchanged," MEPs said, adding they "believe that all transfers of personal data from the EU and its Member States for security purposes should be based on international agreements, with the necessary safeguards, and comply with data protection legislation at national and EU levels." MEPs also noted an urgency to arrive "at worldwide standards on data protection and privacy."