Skip to comments.Privacy vs. Security: EU Eyes Massive Collection of Air Passenger Data
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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Right. Unless a crime has been committed, what need is there for that information?
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?
Unless a crime has been committed, what need is there for that information?
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?
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.
Who would have ever thought that we would come to this point?