The UK has opted in to draft EU proposals to track passengers on EU flights after its proposed amendments gained support from 15 other countries.
Original pan-EU plans to collect passenger name record data (PNR) applied only to flights to and from EU countries from outside the EU. The Government has opted in to the process only after receiving the support of 15 other countries for its amendment to the plan so that it applied to some flights within the EU.
Damien Green, the Minister for Immigration, said that the Government now backed the European Commission proposals.
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