European Parliament approves sharing air passenger data to fight terror

The European Parliament voted Thursday to allow airlines to share passenger information with EU states in a bid to detect jihadists, the culmination of a five-year debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

AFP| Updated: Apr 14, 2016, 16:43 PM IST
European Parliament approves sharing air passenger data to fight terror

Strasbourg: The European Parliament voted Thursday to allow airlines to share passenger information with EU states in a bid to detect jihadists, the culmination of a five-year debate that intensified after the Paris and Brussels attacks.

The Passenger Name Record system, first proposed by the European Commission in 2011, was adopted by a large majority of 416 votes for, 179 votes against, and nine abstentions.