Access comments the EU revised proposal on airline passenger data sharing

On 26 February 2015, MEP Timothy Kirkhope presented to the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties (LIBE) a revised draft of the European Union Passenger Name Records proposal (see revisions here).

Unfortunately, this latest revision to the PNR proposal doesn’t make many improvements when it comes to protecting private information. To make matters worse, several MEPs have proposed extending this type of data collection to other means of transport. This reinforces our concern that adoption of the PNR proposal could lead to the normalisation of mass surveillance, spreading to other areas of EU citizens’ personal life.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: flight data, passenger name records, EU PNR proposal, anti-terrorism, fundamental rights, LIBE Committee, mass surveillance, personal data, privacy, EU, proposal, revision

Posted on Tuesday 21 April 2015

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