Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism

EU approves passenger data-sharing


  1. Context: The European Parliament voted to force airlines to share passenger information with EU countries
  2. Aim: To help detect jihadists
  3. System: Passenger Name Record (PNR)
  4. It was a five years of debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks
  5. It was passed after the privacy concerns were resolved
  6. European Commission had first proposed the law in 2011

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