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EU Agrees to Share Airline Passenger Data

The European Union has agreed to share information about its airline passengers with the United States, in a deal announced yesterday that ends year-long negotiations over a new U.S. law intended to fight terrorism. International airlines will turn over data about their U.S.-bound passengers, such as a traveler’s name, e-mail address, telephone number and credit card number to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection unit. The U.S. agency will then screen the traveler data and use it for terrorist investigations and other international probes into crimes such as drug trafficking and money laundering. Full Story

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