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The EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) System and Human Rights: Transferring Passenger Data or Passenger Freedom? CEPS Working Document No. 320, September 2009

Brouwer, Evelien. (2009) The EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) System and Human Rights: Transferring Passenger Data or Passenger Freedom? CEPS Working Document No. 320, September 2009. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    The European Commission presented the ‘EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) system’ in 2007 as a tool in the fight against terrorism and organised crime. One of the proposed instruments of this system is the Framework Decision on the use of PNR, which provides for the storage and exchange of passenger data between EU member states and between member states and non-EU countries. Current Council proposals make clear that the passenger data may also be used to investigate other (serious) crimes or to prevent illegal immigration, which raises both practical and legal concerns. This Working Document by Evelien Brouwer looks at the legal rights implications of the EU PNR system, focusing in particular on international human rights standards. It is to be hoped that, when preparing the so-called ‘Stockholm programme’, including a new multiannual programme for policies in the field of freedom, security and justice, both the EU institutions and member states will take these standards sufficiently into account.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > human rights
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJC > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Working Documents
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2009
    Page Range: p. 33
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:14
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11485

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