EU approves security plan to track airline passenger info

April 14, 2016 10:28 AM

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EU approves security plan to track airline passenger info

BRUSSELS – European Union lawmakers have approved a scheme to share airline passenger information that can be used to track foreign fighters heading to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq.

They endorsed the Passenger Name Record law on Thursday in a series of votes, ending years of wrangling over how to balance security needs and privacy rights.

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