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Privacy vs. Security: EU Eyes Massive Collection of Air Passenger Data
Der Spiegel ^ | 12/10/2012 | (acb)

Posted on 12/12/2012 12:12:07 AM PST by Olog-hai

European parliamentarians next week are to debate a controversial draft law that would create massive national police databases of flight passengers entering or leaving the 27-nation European Union, including everything from addresses to meal preferences.

The proposal for a “passenger name record” (PNR) would require airlines and booking agencies to hand over passenger data to national authorities, which would then routinely search for anything conspicuous. The data would be saved for five years and would include names, seat assignments, travel destinations, phone numbers, hired travel agencies and potential re-bookings, among other details. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: airlines; europeanunion; eussr; totalitarianism

1 posted on 12/12/2012 12:12:18 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Right. Unless a crime has been committed, what need is there for that information?


2 posted on 12/12/2012 2:56:53 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

I should have included in the previous post:

How many new government employees do they want to hire to handle all of this data collection and storage?


3 posted on 12/12/2012 2:58:19 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Unless a crime has been committed, what need is there for that information?


There is a book that will give you the answer. The title is “1984” by George Orwell. Might as well read “Animal farm” too.

It is a book written about a futuristic president in the United states even though the book was written in 1946. It even names President Obama with his real name...Big Brother.

The book is so accurate that even names the voters for Obama...Proles.

Isn’t that amazing?


4 posted on 12/12/2012 8:34:04 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DH

I know the book. It seems like every English teacher in Jr. High and Highschool made us read it.

I always understood that George Orwell had a very good insight of communist thought and method. I just never realized how good it was. Now, as I see the rewrites of history... the equivalent of “We have always been at war with Oceania” (in the real world: the economy is Bush’s fault)... I realize that the book’s accuracy is stunning.


5 posted on 12/12/2012 6:16:25 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom

Who would have ever thought that we would come to this point?


6 posted on 12/13/2012 4:40:01 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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