EU Agrees To Give US Flier Data, Despite Privacy Worries

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The European Union on Thursday voted to implement an agreement allowing the U.S. to retain the personal data of European passengers of intercontinental flights, overriding concerns over the data’s potential misuse raised by the lawmaker tasked with investigating the pact.

The deal — which passed the European Parliament in a 409-226 vote, with 33 abstentions — sets the parameters for the transfer of EU citizens’ passenger name record data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, covering issues such as storage periods, use, data protection safeguards...
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