Passenger Name Records: a Tool to Fight Terrorism across Europe

Passenger Name Records a tool to fight terrorism across Europe (2)

A more interconnected world is a better world and global travel brings with it countless possibilities. Yet, this greater freedom also provides opportunities for those who wish to do us harm. The European Union provides a framework for Member States to coordinate their actions in the fight against terrorism and organised crime; successful examples include the European Arrest Warrant which allows for extradition of suspects across the EU, whilst the European Criminal Records Information System permits judges and policemen to access criminal records across the Union. To further protect citizens from potential attacks, the European Parliament has voted for the Passenger Name Records (PNR) report, steered through the Parliament by a British Conservative MEP.

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