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Euro Parliament blocks EC-US PNR data agreement.(Brief Article)

Members of the European Parliament last month reaffirmed their opposition to the transfer of PNR data to the US government, leaving European airlines in limbo as to whose instructions to follow.

The EP called the level of protection passenger data receives in the US "inadequate" and called on the EC to withdraw the draft decision it concluded with the US in March 2003. It told member states to comply immediately with EU and domestic privacy laws and required airlines and travel agencies to obtain passengers' consent for the transfer of data. …

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