Passenger tracking in the EU will be as invasive as it is in the US

While the debate over an EU-wide scheme continues, the same scheme has been operating for all flights between EU member states and the US since 2001.

This blanket mass surveillance was instigated by the US in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but put airlines in a bind: the US Department of Homeland Security demands the information from them, but European data protection law bars the transfer of data outside the EU.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: data transfer, PNR, data protection, surveillance, privacy, security

Posted on Friday 30 January 2015

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