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European Parliament Rejects US Demands for Passenger Information

The BBC reports that the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee has rejected the EU Commission’s agreement to automatically pass personal information about transatlantic passengers to US authorities. The committee concluded that:

“The agreement with the United States is not on a level that… gives enough protection to EU citizens”

Unfortunately, as the BBC article points out, the infamous EU democratic deficit means that “The parliament’s opinion has no legal force”.

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