Council of Europe: CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS WITH REGARD TO AUTOMATIC PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA


"In view of the special interference with the rights to data protection and privacy that PNR measures may represent, the legality, proportionality and necessity of a PNR system need to be strictly respected and demonstrated, thus implying notably the following including:

- transparent demonstration in a measurable form of the necessity and proportionality of the system in light of the legitimate aim pursued;

- accurate and strict definitions of the legitimate aim pursued are required and processing of PNR data is only allowed for the defined limited grounds (prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and other serious crimes, or in exceptional cases, prevention of serious threats to the public)."


See the full text: Opinion on the Data protection implications of the processing of Passenger Name Records (pdf)

 

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