Homeland Security and European Commission Reach Agreement on PNR Data [December 16, 2003] [open pdf - 12KB]
"In an historic effort to keep the United States' and European Union's borders safer from terrorism and international crime while protecting travelers' privacy, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge and European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein have reached an agreement regarding the legal transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to Homeland Security. The agreement finds that Homeland Security's handling of the PNR data is sufficient for an adequacy finding."
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/