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in 't Veld Recommends Rejecting PNR Deal

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

February 23, 2012

Member of the European Parliament Sophie in 't Veld says  the passenger name records (PNR) agreement between the European Union and the U.S. fails to adequately protect passengers' personal information in records shared with U.S. authorities, reports the European Voice. European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmström, meanwhile, has lauded the agreement's "robust privacy safeguards" and warns that the U.S. administration is not likely to negotiate the terms--leaving airlines that comply with the PNR agreement unsure of whether they are complying with EU law. The European Parliament's civil liberties committee reviews the agreement on Monday, with a plenary vote scheduled for April. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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