EU and Canada can passenger data not exchange

EU and Canada can passenger data not exchange

The agreement between the European Union and Canada on the exchange of passenger data may not, in its current form can not be closed. That has the European Court of Justice Wednesday determined.

Various provisions of the 2014 signed draft agreement are in conflict with European fundamental rights.

The European Parliament had the so-called PNR agreement, on the initiative of D66, Member of the european parliament Sophie in ’t Veld to the Court in Luxembourg submitted, to protest against the unlimited ‘binnenharken of data without a real reason to.

The agreement should allow for the personal data of air passengers transferred to the Canadian authorities to combat terrorism and other cross-border crime. It includes ticket information, contact details, payment details and luggage information.


It is according to the European Court “in being permitted systematically to all the data of passengers to provide, keep and use”, but several provisions of the draft agreement are in conflict with “rules for the respect of private life and the protection of personal data”.

The Passenger Name Records, provided for in the agreement to five years of aging may be, a full itinerary, uncovering, insight into reisgewoontes and relationships between two or more persons and information about the financial situation of passengers, their dietary habits or their health, the Court of his objections.

It is the first time that the court pronounces on the compatibility of international (design)agreement with the Charter of fundamental rights of the EU.

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