On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice heard arguments over an agreement between the EU and Canada to share airline passenger data in the name of fighting terrorism, Reuters reports. While some government lawyers said passenger name records are crucial to share in order to predict threats to safety, privacy advocates and the European Parliament have voiced concerns about the scope of data shared. “Practically all of the PNR data transferred by air carriers is systematically analyzed in order to make assumptions about who is or who is not a dangerous traveler,” said Anna Buchta of the European Data Protection Supervisor’s office. A nonbinding opinion on the matter is expected in June, the report states.
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