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Air passenger data exchange: EU-Canada agreement “violates privacy”, claim the Greens

December 2, 2014 - Citizens & Consumers

Jennifer Baker is joined by Richard More O’Ferrall, spokesperson for the Greens Group, to discuss the EU-Canada agreement on the exchange of Air Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data, which is aimed at combating crime and terrorism.

The Greens spokesperson argues that passenger data sharing “does not prevent terrorist attacks” and that it comes at the cost of privacy. More O’Ferrall therefore questions the legality of the planned EU-Canada PNR agreement. Last week, the European Parliament voted to refer the agreement to the European Court of Justice which will assess whether access to passenger data does not breach EU data protection law.

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