Friday, 4 February 2011

They know you're coming...

Details of passengers on every flight within the European Union will be passed to destination countries under European Commission proposals published today.
From my subscription to the Out-Law site run by UK Law firm Pinsent Masons. The USA, Canada and Australia already do it, now the EU will be passing on their passenger lists.

It's not the list of names I mind so much, but my suspicion is that 'mission creep' will insinuate it's way into the process, requiring ever more passenger data like ID details, height, weight, personal habits, all garnered ostensibly for 'marketing' or 'elfnsafetee'. Should criminals get access to the data, which is all too likely given various countries security records; they'll know where you are, when to burgle your house / abuse your identity etc.

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