EU Commission to keep watch on Belgium’s rights-harming, disproportionate Passenger Name Record system
A few weeks ago, Access Now received a response from the European Commission regarding the organization's notification in November that Belgium’s plan for a Passenger Name Record (PNR) system breaches EU law. Since then the Belgian Parliament has adopted its proposed PNR law, despite the lack of evidence to show it will help stop crime or terrorism. This has set in motion what is essentially a rights-harming exercise in security theatre.
Tags: PNR, Belgium, European Commission, EU law, data protection, fundamental rights, notification, anti-terrorism