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EU Parliament rejects sharing airline passenger data with US

[JURIST] By a vote of 414-44 Thursday the European Parliament [official website] passed a resolution "regretting" a February joint declaration [PDF] by US and EU officials which allows European airlines to provide US Customs personnel with data on passengers flying to the United States. The Parliament wants the European Commission to rescind the agreement - which it considers contrary to the European Data Protection Directive [text] - and is considering a legal challenge in the European Court of Justice. Read the Parliament press release and review a provisional text of the resolution. Learn more about EU-US airline passenger data disclosure from the Electronic Privacy Information Center and review the FAQ from the EU External Relations office.

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