RealNews

EU Rules on Airline Passenger Data

The European Parliament on Wednesday said an agreement to share data with Washington on passengers flying to the United States violates European Union privacy laws and threatened to go to court to block it. The vote came a day after European Union ministers overcame similar privacy concerns and agreed to give their own law enforcement authorities access to more limited passenger data. To combat terrorism, Washington has demanded airlines headed for the United States transmit extensive passenger information — from credit card numbers to meal preferences — within 15 minutes of departure. Noncompliance can be punished with fines of up to $6,000 a passenger and the loss of landing rights. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.