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EU to concede to demands for information on air travel

US “anti-terrorism” demands for European airlines to pass on information about transatlantic passengers do not break European Union privacy laws, the European Commission is expected to rule on Tuesday. The Commission hopes its decision will bring difficult negotiations with Washington to a close while mollifying concerns in the European parliament about “unilateral” US demands that could “ride roughshod” over EU legislation. The dispute, which has lasted most of the year, has pitted a Commission with a weak bargaining position against a US administration set on measures it believes indispensable for the fight against terrorism. Washington has called for information such as addresses, contact telephone numbers and email and credit card information for all travellers to the US. Full Story

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