Wednesday, June 07, 2006

ECJ judgment available

Following the ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the joined Cases C-317/04 and C-318/04 European Parliament v Council and Commission on 30 May 2006 concerning the EU-US agreement that required airlines to transfer the personal data of their passengers to the US authorities, the judgment is now available.

The ECJ held that the Council Decision 2004/496/EC of 17 May 2004 on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the USA on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record ("PNR") data by Air Carriers to the US Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (see the Department's fact sheet on the agreement), and Commission Decision 2004/535/EC of 14 May 2004 on the adequate protection of personal data contained in the PNR of air passengers transferred to the United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, should be annulled.

Well, time to read up on the judgment!

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