By Loreline Merelle

The EU is not starting from scratch when it comes to collecting personal data. Since the attacks in Madrid in 2004, airlines have been obliged to transmit the name, nationality, date of birth and point of departure for every passenger to the member state where their flight lands or face sanctions. However, those who support the European Commission’s proposal for a Passenger Name Record (PNR) say that this information – regulated by Directive 2004/82/EC - http…