European Data Protection Supervisor
European Data Protection Supervisor

International Agreements

International Agreements

As data flows digitally across borders, it essential that the protection of fundamental rights is ensured.  In our role as advisor to the EU legislator, the EDPS continues to offer his expertise on EU proposals for international agreements, including in the areas of trade, law enforcement (for instance on PNR agreements with non-EU countries) and administrative cooperation. The EDPS recommendations aim to ensure that individuals in the EU do not forfeit their rights when their personal data is transferred outside of the EU.

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13/12/2011
13
Dec
2011

EDPS issues an opinion on the new EU-US Passenger Name Record agreement

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted on Friday an opinion on the Commission's proposal for a new agreement between the EU and the US on the exchange of passengers' data (Passenger Name Record - PNR)*. The agreement obliges airline companies to send to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) data relating to all passengers flying between the EU and the US.

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09/12/2011
9
Dec
2011

Use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security, OJ C 35/03, 09.02.2012, p.16

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09/12/2011
9
Dec
2011

Use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security

Opinion of 9 December 2011 on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the United States of America and the European Union on the use and transfer of Passenger Name Records to the United States Department of Homeland Security, OJ C 35/03, 09.02.2012, p.16

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27/10/2011
27
Oct
2011
25/10/2011
25
Oct
2011

Terrorist Finance Tracking System (TFTS)

Letter to Ms Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs

Comments on the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 13 July 2011: “A European terrorist finance tracking system: Available options”PDF icon
15/07/2011
15
Jul
2011

PNR - Australia

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Union and Australia on the processing and transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data by air carriers to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, OJ C 322/01, 23.12.2011, p.1

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28/03/2011
28
Mar
2011

EU Passenger Name Record: proposed system fails to meet necessity requirement, says EDPS

On 25 March 2011, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) adopted an opinion on a new Commission's proposal to oblige airline carriers to provide EU Member States with personal data on passengers (Passenger Name Record - PNR) entering or departing from the EU for the purpose of fighting serious crime and terrorism. Such data may include, for example, home address, mobile phone number, frequent flyer information, email address and credit card information.

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25/03/2011
25
Mar
2011

Passenger Name Record

Opinion on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime, OJ C 181/02, 22.06.2011, p.24

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11/11/2010
11
Nov
2010
19/10/2010
19
Oct
2010

EU external strategy on Passenger Name Record: EDPS calls for stricter conditions for the use and transfer of passenger's personal data

Today, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) issued an opinion on the European Commission's communication on the transfer of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries (*). The Communication sets out the EU external strategy on PNR and puts forward the general principles, including a set of data protection standards, that any PNR agreement with a third country should be based on.

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19/10/2010
19
Oct
2010

Global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries

Opinion on the global approach to transfers of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data to third countries

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22/06/2010
22
Jun
2010

Processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the EU to the US for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of Financial Messaging Data from the European Union to the United States for purposes of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP II)

15/03/2010
15
Mar
2010
12/03/2010
12
Mar
2010

EU-Japan Joint Customs Cooperation

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Decision on a Union position within the EU-Japan Joint Customs Cooperation Committee concerning the mutual recognition of Authorised Economic Operator programmes in the European Union and in Japan

12/03/2010
12
Mar
2010

EU-US international agreement

Contribution of the EDPS to the consultation on the future EU-US international agreement on personal data protection and information sharing for law enforcement purposes

25/01/2010
25
Jan
2010

Comments on international data exchange agreements

Comments of the EDPS on different international agreements, notably the EU-US and EU-AUS PNR agreements, the EU-US TFTP agreement, and the need of a comprehensive approach to international data exchange agreements

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03/07/2009
3
Jul
2009

Negotiations EU-US concerning "SWIFT" data

EDPS Comments on the Recommendation from the Commission to the Council to authorise opening of negotiations between the European Union and the United States of America for an international agreement to make available to the United States Treasury Department financial messaging data to prevent and combat terrorism and terrorist financing

11/11/2008
11
Nov
2008

EU-US High Level Contact Group on information sharing

Opinion on the Final Report by the EU-US High Level Contact Group on information sharing and privacy and personal data protection, OJ C 128, 06.06.2009, p. 1

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11/04/2008
11
Apr
2008

Computerised reservation systems

Opinion on the proposal for a Regulation on a code of conduct for computerised reservation systems, OJ C 233, 11.09.2008, p. 1

COM(2007) 709 final of 15.11.2007PDF icon
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20/12/2007
20
Dec
2007

European PNR

Opinion on the Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for law enforcement purposes, OJ C 110, 01.05.2008, p. 1

COM(2007) 654 final of 06.11.2007 PDF icon
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