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Brussels downbeat on US passenger snoop plan

EFF IN THE NEWS
July 18, 2007

Transatlantic talks over the US grab for European personal data in its war on terror are floundering, the European Parliament heard yesterday...

Some members of the European Parliament, meanwhile expect that the PNR agreement will be made redundant by the Open Skies agreement for air transport, which is due to be signed in Washington on 30 April. Open Skies contains security provisions that experts at the Electronic Frontier Foundation fear might provide a legal basis for PNR and other US collations of European personal data such as its Automated Targeting System, which builds database profiles of people on its controversial watch-lists.

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