April 22, 2015 · Blogs

New Danish PNR system will rival the EU PNR Directive

For the second time in the parliamentary year 2014-15, the Danish government has made a legislative proposal for increased access to Passenger Name Records (PNR). The draft law, currently in public consultation, also sheds new light on the use of PNR data by Danish customs authorities. So far, the PNR discussion in Europe has mainly […]

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March 8, 2017 · Blogs

Danish Defence Intelligence Service will get access to PNR data

Denmark does not take part in the EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) Directive since Denmark has an opt-out from the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) area of the European Union. Instead, Denmark has a national PNR system which has been developed gradually on the legislative side since 2006. The practical implementation by Danish authorities has […]

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December 9, 2015 · Blogs

FAQ: Passenger Name Records (PNR)

The European Union will adopt soon a Directive on the long-term storage and use of “Passenger Name Records” (PNR) for the purpose of profiling individuals as possible serious criminals or terrorists.

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April 6, 2016 · Blogs

CJEU hearing on the EU Canada PNR agreement: Still shady

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) had a hearing on 5 April to decide about the referral made on 25 November by the European Parliament on the EU-Canada agreement on Passenger Name Records (PNR). Passenger Name Records (PNR) include information provided by passengers and collected by air carriers for commercial purposes, such as, but not […]

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October 5, 2016 · Blogs

The curious tale of the French prime minister, PNR and peculiar patterns

On 8 September, Paolo Mengozzi, advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), indicated that the EU cannot ratify the draft EU-Canada Passenger Name Records (PNR) agreement because several of its provisions do not respect the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. Representatives of civil society, including our organisations European Digital Rights and […]

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June 19, 2013 · Blogs

The EU PNR is delayed by MEPs, but the Russian PNR arrives

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [MEPs verzögern EU-PNR, aber EU-Russland PNR wird kommen | https://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_11.12_MEPs_verzoegern_EU-PNR_aber_EU-Russland_PNR_wird_kommen?pk_campaign=edri&pk_kwd=20130619] On 10 June 2013, the MEPs were supposed to vote on the recommendation of EP LIBE Committee (Civil liberties committee) to reject an EU passenger data retention system (Passenger Name Records or PNR), proposed by the EU Commission. […]

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November 19, 2014 · Blogs

PNR: Losing rights and paying for it

Passenger Name Records (PNR) are files containing information provided by the passengers and collected by air carriers for commercial purposes. PNR can contain information ranging from itineraries, to credit card numbers and meal preferences. The fact that this type of data is obtained by flight companies is not new; similar data may be obtained internally […]

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March 9, 2016 · Blogs

ENDitorial: PNR – political finger-pointing, no viable legislation

The EU Passenger Name Record Directive (or ‘PNR Directive’) would require the storage of travel data for airline passengers, ostensibly for law enforcement purposes. The specialist European Parliament committee responsible for the proposal rejected it in 2013 but adopted the proposal in 2015, following the terrorist attacks. The European Parliament recently decided not to schedule […]

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January 14, 2009

DHS Report shows lack of compliance with the EU-US PNR agreement

(Dieser Artikel ist auch in deutscher Sprache verfügbar) The Privacy Office of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released in the second part of December 2008 a report regarding the Passenger Name Record (PNR) information from the EU-US flights. Even though the official conclusion of the authors is that DHS handling of PNR data […]

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April 6, 2011

EDPS criticizes the EU PNR scheme

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [EU-Datenschutzbeauftragter kritisiert EU-PNR-Pläne | http://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_9.7_EDSB_uebt_Kritik_an_PNR] Peter Hustinx, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued on 25 March 2011 his opinion on the European Commission’s proposal to oblige airline carriers to provide EU Member States with personal data (PNR) on passengers entering or leaving the EU space, with the […]

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November 17, 2010

EP and Article 29 WP opinions on PNR transfers to third countries

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [EP und Artikel 29 Gruppe zur Übermittlung von Fluggastdaten an Drittstaaten | http://www.unwatched.org/node/2361] As negotiations continue between EU and USA on the issue of air passenger data (PNR) transfer, so is the debate on the issue between the European Commission and the other EU bodies. The European Parliament […]

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November 30, 2011

Proposed US-EU PNR Agreement made public

This article is also available in: Deutsch: [Details zum geplanten US-EU PNR-Abkommen durchgesickert | https://www.unwatched.org/EDRigram_9.23_Details_zum_geplanten_US_EU_PNR_Abkommen_durchgesickert?pk_campaign=edri&pk_kwd=20111130] On 17 November 2011, U.S. and EU officials initialled a proposed agreement to authorize airlines to forward passenger name record (PNR) data to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Although the agreement cannot take effect without the approval of […]

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