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EU, U.S. agree on air passenger data

U.S. and European negotiators reached an interim deal Friday on sharing trans-Atlantic air passenger data for anti-terrorism investigations, concluding arduous talks that highlighted divisions over privacy rights. The agreement, which is valid until July 2007, was reached after a nine-hour, trans-Atlantic video conference nearly a week after negotiators missed an Oct. 1 deadline. It replaces a 2004 air passenger privacy deal that the European Union’s high court voided last year for technical reasons. Full Story

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