EU-US Airline Passenger Data Pact Heads To Parliament

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A European Union parliamentary committee approved an agreement Tuesday allowing the U.S. to store the personal data of European passengers of intercontinental flights, though one lawmaker claimed the measure passed only because the U.S. threatened to require visas for travel to the country if it failed.

The European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee voted 31-23 in favor of the agreement. The measure now advances to the full Parliament for an April 19 vote.

An affirmative vote by the legislative body would put the agreement in effect through...
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