US, EU officials hopeful for airline data privacy pact
European Commissioner for justice and home affairs Franco Frattini said Monday he is confident the European Union and the U.S. can reach an agreement on how to handle personal information about European citizens flying to America.
Airlines flying across the Atlantic to the U.S. must pass passenger information to American authorities under an interim agreement designed to bridge the gap between strict European data protection laws and U.S. antiterrorism intelligence gathering.
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