Report on the Joint Review of the Implementation of the Agreement Between the European Union and the United States of America on the Processing and Transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) Data by Air Carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS): 8-9 February 2010   [open pdf - 387KB]

"Following the events of 11 September 2001, the United States enacted legislation requiring each air carrier operating passenger flights to and from the United States to transfer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection ('CBP') personal data contained in the Passenger Name Record ('PNR') of air passengers. Following two previous agreements between the EU and the U.S. for the sharing of PNR data, the current agreement was signed in July 2007. It is currently provisionally applicable and has been submitted to the European Parliament for giving its consent to its conclusion. The Agreement provides for a periodic review of the implementation of the agreement and the letter of the U.S. The first joint review of this agreement was carried out between 8 and 9 February 2010 in Washington. There were 4 parameters to the review: 1) review the implementation of the agreement and the accompanying letter of the U.S. 2) review U.S. and EU PNR policies and practices 3) review any instances in which sensitive data was accessed 4) The U.S. will reciprocally seek information about Member State PNR systems as part of this periodic review, and representatives of Member States maintaining PNR systems will be invited to participate in the discussions. Another parameter of the review was to verify that the agreement actually serves its purpose and indeed contributes to the fight against terrorism and serious crime."

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