Every airline passenger flying in and out of Europe will have personal data including their bank card details stored on a police database, under new anti-terror plans.
The move by the European Commission would mean all information collected during check-in would be made available to the security services.
Civil liberties campaigners said the move would invade the personal privacy of thousands of air travellers, and called for it to be blocked.
But supporters of the plan, including most European interior ministers, say it will allow potential jihadists to be monitored as they travel across Europe.
Data from individual airlines is already demanded by the British security services, and has already been used to tackle potential threats.
The proposal describes itself as a “workable compromise” between its supporters and the European parliament’s civil liberties committee, which blocked the plan nearly two years ago.
European interior ministers including Theresa May agreed the plan on the day of the Je Suis Charlie march in Paris, according to the Guardian. (aka false flag)
Under the proposals, every airline operating in Europe would have to provide the same data – and that data would then be shared between all 28 EU states. It would mean details of a passenger travelling from, for example, Yemen to Germany could be shared between the German state security services and MI5, allowing a suspect to be intercepted. (source)
“We do not have ‘rights’, instead, we have privileges. These not only can be, but are being eroded so fast, most won’t have time to even notice.” – John Spirit