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EU centers on passenger data in anti-terror fight

EU nations seeking to overcome passenger privacy hurdles in anti-terror fight

ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, 2nd right, and Public Policy manager of Google Verity Harding a...

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ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, center, EU Counter-Terrorism chief Gilles de Kerchove, 2nd right, and Public Policy manager of Google Verity Harding a...

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations are overhauling anti-terror measures to focus on airline passenger information as part of a strategy to halt the flow of foreign fighters to and from Syria and Iraq.

Spurred by the terror attacks in France, EU interior and justice ministers will address the long-standing debate over how to process sensitive travel information at a two-day meeting starting Thursday in Riga, Latvia.

The EU has so-called Passenger Name Record deals with the United States, Canada and Australia, but in four years of political wrangling has failed to agree on a system for sharing data among its own member countries.


Updated : 2021-09-21 02:17 GMT+08:00