Skip to comments.EU keen to revive passenger data bill after Brussels terrorist attack
Posted on 06/02/2014 12:47:19 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A bill designed to allow police access to EU airline passenger details would help prevent future attacks by suspected terrorists inside Europe, says the European Commission.
EU home affairs spokesperson Michele Cercone on Monday (2 June) told reporters in Brussels the 2011 EU passenger records name (PNR) proposalwhich has been stalled due to opposition from the European Parliamentcould facilitate the endeavors of the member states to fight what he said was a growing internal security threat.
The proposal would oblige airlines flying to and from the EU to hand over the personal details of the passengers onboard.
The renewed interest in the bill follows the arrest of a 29-year old Frenchman linked to last months fatal shootings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.
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