Not that Europeans are doing much flying at the moment, but on 7 April 2010 the Commission released their official report of a joint review on the EU-USA agreement on transfer of EU air passengers' personal data (passenger name record info) to the US government Department of Homeland Security. The review was carried out on 8-9 February 2010 in Washington with teams from both EU and USA.
- Report on the joint review of the implementation of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), published 7 April 2010. Recommendations were made to the DHS with the areas of most concern being "the use of PNR data for immigration and customs purposes, the large numbers and method of implementing the ad hoc requests and the nonproactive
implementation of the reciprocity and co-operation commitment by sharing analytical information flowing from PNR data with Members States, Europol and Eurojust."
- US Department of Homeland Security letter replying to the report, 31 March 2010, to "clarify and respond to certain areas of the report where the Commission found that "improvement seems necessary and advisable" and made specific recommendations to DHS to address these areas. These areas include:
1. the Secure Flight Program;
2. the Immigration Advisory Program and the Regional Carrier Liaison Group;
3. push vs. pull:
4. monitoring and use of the override and ad hoc pull functions;
5. tracking requests for access to EU PNR;
6. sensitive terms;
7. purpose limitation and serious transnational crime; and
8. international cooperation."
- European Data Protection Supervisor's views on transfer of PNR data under EU-US and EU-AUS PNR agreements - which as Amberhawk pointed out have been mostly ignored as with his views on other issues, unfortunately
- Article 29 Working Party's Opinion 8/2009 on the protection of passenger data collected and processed by duty-free shops at airports and ports
- (Added) ENISA's report on flight security and flying with RFID & the "internet of things"
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