27 Jul European Court Blocked EU Canada Agreement to Share Airline Passengers’ Info
Last Wednesday, a draft EU agreement to send airline passenger data with Canada was stopped by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
The proposed regulation allows the sharing and storage of passenger name records (PNR) which the ECJ deemed an unjustified sharing of personal information. The grounds of public safety and protection from terrorism was found insufficient to warrant sharing of personal information.
The ECJ states that massive personal data, including sensitive information like race, sexuality, religious beliefs, trip itineraries, financial conditions, and medical information may be involved in the agreement.
With the UK’s prevalent anti-surveillance regulations, the ruling has grave repercussions on Brexit, as many businesses rely on digital transactions. This might mean trade partnerships between EU and UK involving digital communications might seem slim.
To date, the court concluded that the draft was not compatible with fundamental rights, and cannot be accepted in its current state.
Source: Irish Examiner