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A Report Concerning Passenger Name Record Information Derived from Flights between the U.S. and the European Union

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DHS Privacy Office, A Report Concerning Passenger Name Record Information Derived from Flights between the U.S. and the European Union (Dec 18, 2008) (full-text).

Overview Edit

In July 2007, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Council of the European Union (Council) signed an agreement and exchanged letters regarding the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to DHS by air carriers operating flights between the U.S. and the European Union (EU). Included was a provision to “periodically review the implementation of this agreement, the DHS letter, and U.S. and EU PNR policies and practices” to assess the “effective operation and privacy protection of their systems.”

This report indicates that DHS is in compliance with the representations made in the Agreement and Letters, as well as those representations made in the System of Records Notice for the Automated Targeting System (ATS SORN),[1] the system in which the PNR resides. The report also identifies areas for improvement that could increase the value of PNR as a critical tool in protecting the United States while ensuring individual privacy to travelers.

References Edit

  1. 72 Fed. Reg. 43650 (Aug. 6, 2007).

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