Tuesday, May 13, 2003

National Security and Data Protection

Since 5 March 2003, an agreement between the European Commission and United States Customs gives the USA online access to passenger name record (PNR) data of all Europe-based airline carriers for flights that go to, from or through the USA. European privacy protection groups are deeply concerned as airline companies disclose Passenger Name Record data to United States authorities without obtaining passengers' explicit consent. They have launched a campaign encouraging passengers to send complaint letters to airlines and national data protection authorities to claim back privacy rights (http://www.edri.org/)

(Originally posted by Michael Wukoschitz)

Monday, March 03, 2003

Security, Terrorism and Tourists

Since the beginning of March 2003 US immigration authorities are checking all tourists for radioactive material as there is increasing concern of new terrorist activities.

(Originally posted by Michael Wukoschitz)