Aviation passenger data at Marechaussee

From mid-2018, a special unit of the Dutch Royal Marechaussee will be responsible for the storage and management of the passenger data of airlines. The Dutch minister of Justice and Security, Ferd Grapperhaus, has sent the proposal for this new law about passenger data to the House of Representatives.

From this year, airlines are obliged to provide passenger data to the pi-NL; the Passenger Information Unit Netherlands. The pi-NL is responsible for processing and analyzing all the passenger information. This includes information about reservations, previously flown routes, baggage, and payment and contact details. According to the bill of minister Grapperhaus, the information can only be used to prevent terror and serious crime or for prosecuting the perpetrators of crimes. The passenger data will be stored for a maximum of five years. During these five years, the information will be stored 6 months in combination with the passenger name, and will be saved anonymous for 4,5 years. In 2016, the European Parliament agreed with the Passenger Name Register (PNR). The PNR makes it possible to store and exchange passenger data of flights from, to and between European countries.

Source: Luchtvaartnieuws.nl

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