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EU Court Reins in Terrorism Rules Scooping Up Air Passenger Data

June 21, 2022, 8:24 AM

A European Union law aimed at fighting terrorism by forcing airlines to share passenger information with EU governments must “be limited to what is strictly necessary,” the bloc’s top court said.

  • EU Court of Justice says the law doesn’t allow national rules pushing for the transfer and processing of passenger name records of intra-EU flights if there’s an “absence of a genuine and present or foreseeable terrorist threat to a member state”
  • Belgian Constitutional Court referred case to EU tribunal for guidance on scope of bloc’s so-called PNR law, which requires the systematic processing of a significant amount of passenger ...