European Data Protection Digest

Russia Gives EU PNR Extension

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—EU & RUSSIA

July 3, 2013

EUObserver reports that Russia has given the EU six extra months to comply with its new Passenger Name Record (PNR) law, noting that while Russia requires such information as credit card details, EU airlines that comply “would fall foul of EU data protection rules because the union has no legal framework for PNR exchange with Moscow.” According to a European Commission source, “The Russian side has ensured that the order will not apply to traffic between the EU and Russia until beginning 2014.” The announcement comes on the heels of a June meeting between EU and Russian officials.
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