Council of the EU developing its position on the proposal (5109/3/12 REV 3)


Council of the EU establishing its position on the Commission's proposal.

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Council of the EU: Proposal for a Directive of the Council and the European Parliament on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (15-3-12, pdf)

The European Commission put forward a new proposal for a Directive on EU-PNR on 2 February 2011.

EU-PNR: European Commission:

All passengers flying in and out of the EU will have to provide their "Passenger Name Record" (PNR) data, eg: home address, mobile phone number, credit card information and email address – which will be checked against national watch-lists for suspected links with terrorism or serious crime (although the above documents sometimes refer to crime in general). Tony Bunyan, Statewatch Director, comments:

"The current proposal comes down in favour of collecting personal data (PNR) for travel by air in and out of the EU. But there is the distinct possibility that this could be extended to travel by sea and land and to travel between EU countries and within countries - everyones' movements everywhere would be monitored by the state. And this could be extended, as is planned in the EU for air travel [ESTA], to needing to get permission to travel. A truly nightmare scenario."

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