EU could collect air passenger data

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 12:06 AM EST

As part of a new EU counter-terrorism strategy, Brussels is to propose that member states collect 19 pieces of air passenger data, with the possibility to store it for up to thirteen years.

EU home affairs commissioner Franco Frattini kicked off a lengthy legislative process, which at the end should see an EU-wide air passengers name recording scheme (PNR) similar to the controversial US database on European air travellers.

At BusinessWeek.

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