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Passenger Data Debate Persists

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

November 12, 2010

Members of the European Parliament (MEP) continue to express concerns about the collection and use of air passengers' data, as talks on sharing it between the European Union and U.S. are set to continue, PCWorld reports. At a 20 November EU-U.S. summit, parliamentarians will debate the issues associated with sharing such data as names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, travel itineraries and billing information of passengers entering and leaving the EU. While the European Commission says the information would be used for counter-terrorism purposes only, MEPs have called for "factual evidence that the collection, storage and processing of PNR data is necessary."
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