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EU approves PNR legislation

20-Apr-2011 12:24 PM

European Union approved Passenger Name Record legislation, voting 110 to 23 to approve the collection of data to counter terrorism, human trafficking and other criminal activities (Irish Times, 20-Apr-2011). The directive will require EU authorities to up to 19 pieces of passenger information flights to/from the EU. PNR sharing agreements are in place with the US, Canada and Australia.