24 July 2020
See: Report on the review of Directive 2016/681 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime (COM(2020) 305 final, 24 July 2020, pdf)
"The Commission takes the view that no amendments to the PNR Directive should be proposed at this stage. After a first period in which the priority was to achieve full transposition, it is now time to focus on ensuring that the Directive has been implemented correctly. Moreover, some of the issues arising from the PNR Directive’s practical application, described above, will require further assessment. This is the case, for example, for the aspects related to a possible extension in the Directive’s scope. Such assessment should also take into account the additional evidence stemming from the on-going evaluation of the Advance Passenger Information Directive. The decision of whether to propose a revision of the PNR Directive will also be informed by the outcome of the preliminary ruling requests currently before the Court of Justice."
And the accompanying Staff Working Document (SWD(2020) 128 final, pdf), which contains a rather paltry range of "evidence" for the necessity and proportionality of the PNR rules.
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