Feb 022011
 February 2, 2011  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance

The European Commission proposed Wednesday that airlines provide EU governments with data about travelers flying in and out of the bloc, to help their efforts to combat terrorism and organized crime.

EU airlines already share passenger data with law enforcement officials in the United States, Canada and Australia, and the EU executive argued that pooling information in the 27-member bloc would make its use more efficient.

Read more of this Reuters report on WHNT.

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