Wednesday, March 07, 2007

.Net Passport and Airline passenger data

In Week 9 we begin our investigation into Safe Harbours, by examining the Microsoft .NET and a US-EU agreement on airline passenger data.

This short Law Review article is useful as a summary of the .NET issue, the EC has a Press Release and the Article 29 Working Party has a Working Document.

On airline passenger data, there is a much longer body of work, with an Opinion of the Article 29 WP in 2003 extending through to a further Opinion in 2007. The 2007 Opinion was necessary because in 2006 the European Court of Justice overturned the 2004 Decision to allow an Agreement with the US: see Joined Cases C-317/04 and C-318/04.


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