European Data Protection Digest

Article 29 Working Party Issues Announcements

PRIVACY LAW—EU

December 16, 2011

The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party this week released several documents on a variety of issues including airport security, the transfer of specific data to the U.S. and Internal Market Information System regulation. In guidance related to the transfer of data to the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Working Party advises a "harmonised EU approach" will offer better data protection than "the current bilateral approach." Meanwhile, with regard to the International Air Transport Association's proposed "Checkpoint of the Future," the Working Party has advised of potential privacy impacts, noting "data protection authorities have to look at all potential impacts of all new security passenger screening systems."
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