EU to collect passenger info

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2016 issue.

In order to combat terrorism, European Union (EU) nations have agreed to collect information from air passengers, including each person’s name and address plus credit card details. The information, known as the Passenger Name Record, will be gathered from passengers on all flights into, out of and between EU countries. 

Originally proposed in 2007 but shelved over privacy concerns, the agreement was partly motivated by the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris.