European Parliament: Civil Liberties Committee rejects EU Passenger Name Record proposal


European Parliament: Civil Liberties Committee rejects EU Passenger Name Record proposal (press release, link)

A European Commission proposal to allow the use of EU air passenger name record (PNR) data in investigating serious crime and terrorist offences was rejected by Civil Liberties Committee MEPs Wednesday, by 30 votes to 25.

MEPs vote down air passenger data scheme (euobserver, link)

And: The EP Committee rejects the proposal for a European passenger name record system (EAFSJ blog, link)

"The LIBE negative vote, even if expected, has created some concerns on the Commission side. However Commissioner Cecilia Malmström still believes that a solution can be found before the plenary vote since “it is the only way of avoiding the fragmentation of PNR systems and of effectively protecting personal data.” In the coming weeks it will be clear if the Commissioner position is well founded or if supplementary work will be needed or a final negative vote will close the procedure"

 

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