04 August 2007

EU - MEPs fear that new PNR agreement fails to protect citizens' data

(EP Press RElease)
The European Parliament looked into the recent agreement signed by the EU-US administration for the transfer of air passengers' data and concluded in its resolution that the new deal still fails to offer an adequate level of data protection and it has been concluded without any involvement of parliaments from both sides, lacking democratic oversight. While recognising the difficult conditions under which the negotiations took place, MEPs regret that the EU-US agreement for the transfer of Passenger Name Records (PNR) is 'substantively flawed', in particular by 'open and vague definitions and multiple possibilities for exception'.