EU Reps Back New Air Passenger Data-Sharing Accord

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 10:00 PM EST) -- Representatives of various European governments on Tuesday greenlighted a new agreement between the European Union and the U.S. to share airline passenger data from transcontinental flights in order to assist in international criminal investigations.

The new agreement restricts the use of passenger data to the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of terrorism or transnational crime, according to a statement from the Council of the European Union.

The agreement also includes “a legally binding commitment from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to inform the member states...
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