EU executive ponders new airline data rules after Paris attacks

January 28, 2015 1:05 PM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is reviewing plans on sharing airline passenger data to address privacy concerns while still seeking to improve security following militant attacks in Paris.

A system for sharing airline travel data among European Union countries put forward by the Commission in 2011 - known as Passenger Name Record (PNR) - has been resisted by lawmakers who argue it infringes privacy by instituting mass tracking and surveillance of all travelers.

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