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MEP Calls for PNR Deal's Rejection

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—EU & U.S.

March 26, 2012

"The European Parliament looks set to reject an agreement with the U.S. to hand over personal data of airline passengers," IDG News Service reports in advance of a vote on the latest passenger name record (PNR) draft in the Justice and Civil Liberties Committee. The report cites MEP concerns and a University of Luxembourg study highlighting such issues as the scope of collection of data and lack of enforcement for data subjects' rights. The EU-U.S. PNR agreement "will almost certainly be rejected by the justice committee next week, but it will then be put to the Parliament as a whole in April," the report states.
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