EU court blocks data deal with US

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  1. The European Court of Justice has ruled illegal an EU-US agreement that allows European airline passenger data to be transferred to the US authorities.
    The court said the May 2004 agreement did not ensure privacy protection for European travellers.

    European airlines have been obliged to give US authorities passengers' names, addresses and credit card details.

    The measure - opposed by the European Parliament - was designed to help prevent acts of terrorism.

    I wonder if Airlines have ever put this in there small print in tickets that your info is getting shared. Especially your credit card details!
  2. Blimey...The EU Courts doing something honest for a change....
  3. Saw a programme about this month or so ago. The guy got all sorts of info from the BA boarding card that had been dropped in the bin. All info held because the US NEED for the info. They have had problems with security of this info in the US.

    This ruling will upset them, they may bane us from go to Disney.
  4. Now what was that about sharing ID card information across the pond?
  5. Need? I think not. "Want to know" is not the same as "need to know".

    Personal data, fingerprints, photographs – reasons why I won’t be visiting the USA in the foreseeable future. My brother in law lives there, and I’ve told the missus she can visit him any time she likes, but I won’t be going with her until the septics adjust their attitude.
  6. Agreed, My mate has a villa in florida which we can have when we want, we won't be using it. (even with the weather we have at the mo).
    However I resent this data getting passed onto third parties. I have nothing to hide, but having been the victim of a govt computer error once which nearly had my jailed in my"so called absence" as I had the same initails, door number and age as a guy who evaded arrest 80 miles from where I live, its not trying to prove who you are that counts, more like trying to prove they are after the wrong man, try that one at 3 o'clock in the morning!
  7. Finally. Common sense from the EU. I never thought I would hear myself or anyone say that.

    I wonder who the US was selling these details on to and for how much. I did think I was getting a little more junk mail of late.
  8. Common sense it may well be, but if our US cousins make access to such a data a visa requirement ..... What's the worth of an EU court ruling?

    "Gizzit or go somewhere else" as it were.
  9. It was an unsuccessful attempt at sarcasm. :oops:

    Seen the one about the USMC honour guard in full best kit escorting a returning body, searched and told to remove items of uniform by airport security.
  10. This may be the bit that gets you.

    But if this info is collected in the UK then the airline is liable to UK law and the Data protection act.

    How many US airlines are there now that fly out of the UK/EU?
  11. Wellll....If Touristy types can't arrsed to have the fun of either spending a day in London at the Septic Homeland for a visa and then spending more time queing for a miserable, fat, humourless slob to grill them for 20 minutes bout why they're visiting the US after queing for 3 hours after a 8 hour flight in cattle class. Where do you think touristy types are going to take their money...?

    Point to note. Article in Times some weeks back reported that visits by orchestras from Europe are being binned becasue of the time and cost of getting the whole crew visas.

    Fortress America....Not cause they don't want you to vist. But Because you can't be arrsed to suffer just to visit Fatland