European airlines are facing a growing dilemma over demands from governments to hand over sensitive passenger data as doing so would violate EU data protection rules. The EU has an agreement with the U.S., which was put in place following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and now more governments are requesting similar deals, The Wall Street Journal reports. Mexico, for example, has threatened to begin imposing fines on airlines that don’t provide passenger name record data. Viktoria Vajnai from the Association of European Airlines said the move may encourage other countries to threaten fines to secure agreements. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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