Don´t fly my data
Starting March 5, 2003, US law-enforcement bodies (via Customs)
have online access to the Passenger Name Register (PNR), of european
travelers flying to, from, or through the United States.
Sensitive data like the kind of meal (Kosher), payment information, and
others. In most European countries, strong laws protect personal
data. But the European Commission, bowing to US pressure, has
allowed the US to plug into European traveller's data.
Several initiatives have arisen to fight
this abuse. Following a trip to the USA on March 26, I have filed
a complaint to the Spanish Data Protection Authority (Agencia de
Protección de Datos) for the disclosure of my personal data by Iberia
airline. This webpage is an outline of the procedure. The
original webpage in Spanish, in Spanish,
contains all available information at the moment. It´s a pointer to yet another move to prevent our data from being
used as chips in this data poker game.
4. PNR Data: 5,
5. Other data given by Iberia:
More links on airline data transfer.
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