Eu Us Pnr Agreement 2011
CBP and DHS officers responsible for identifying illegal travel and preventing and detecting terrorism and certain cross-border offences have access to PNR data from flights to, from or over the United States. This PNR data may be made available to other government authorities in accordance with the above objectives in response to FAQs 1 and the routine uses contained in the ATS SORN and other exceptions under the Data Protection Act. EU PNR data is only exchanged with foreign government authorities after it has been established that the intended use or uses of the recipient are in accordance with the terms of the 2011 agreement and, if necessary, the DHS/CBP directive, and that the recipient has the opportunity to protect the information. Given that the agreement would affect millions of European citizens, the working group should have no doubt about the transparency of the discussions on the draft agreement and the approval procedures within the relevant EU institutions. He regretted that this view was apparently not shared by all relevant stakeholders. As a general evaluation, the group sees (modest) improvements in the draft agreement, but does not see that its serious concerns have been addressed. When assessing a new PNR agreement between the European Union and a third country, it remains important to reflect on a fundamental concern that is reflected in all these agreements. With their graduation, lawmakers require airlines and computerized reservation systems to provide foreign law enforcement with PNR data from all their passengers, almost all innocent and ignorant citizens. This in itself remains a rather unusual phenomenon and requires very careful consideration.
While acceptable, it requires not only a legal basis to agree, but also irrefutable proof that the agreement is necessary and proportionate and that the safeguards are sufficiently developed, in accordance with the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.  The EU has found that this status, combined with the DHS/CBP personal data protection (IPI) policy and the 2011 agreement, provides an appropriate basis for the transfer of PNR data to the Us in accordance with current EU legislation. Please note that the 2011 agreement applies to air carriers flying passengers between the European Union and the United States, as well as airlines that install or store data in the EU and fly passengers within, departing or otherwiseing the United States. On 6 January 2011, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Group responded to a request for advice: reports from the European Commission`s legal department and two professors funded by the Free European Alliance of the Greens criticised the agreement because of the reduction in data protection rights.   This has put airlines in a difficult position – requiring, under US law, to provide information that EU law prohibits them from providing.