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EU gives US go ahead for 'Big Brother' snooping

Friday, April 20, 2012

EU gives US go ahead for 'Big Brother' snooping


A controversial bill that will give the United States access to personal information about airline passengers has been approved by the European Parliament.

The deal, which was held up for two years over privacy concerns, was agreed by MEPs in a vote of 409 to 226 on Thursday. It sets out the legal parameters governing the transfer of passengers’ personal data to the US Department of Homeland Security.

Passenger Name Record (PNR) data is provided by travellers and collected by airline staff during reservation and check-in procedures..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://rt.com/news/eu-us-data-deal-491/

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