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 February 1, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

James Kanter reports:

Raising the stakes in a trans-Atlantic struggle over data privacy, an influential lawmaker said Tuesday that the European Parliament should reject a deal between the European Union and the United States that aims at sharing information about air passengers as a way to fight serious crime and terrorism.

Sophie in ’t Veld, a Dutch member of the Parliament who previously helped lead efforts to block an initiative for sharing banking information with the United States, said the air passenger deal failed to address earlier concerns raised by the Parliament, and was incompatible with other European legislation.

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