EU demands passenger information from airlines

Directive to ask for everything from credit card details to food eaten onboard

The personal details of millions of air passengers, from the price they paid for the ticket to who they travelled with and even what they ate onboard, will soon be collected by EU member states as part of a new directive. Airlines will be expected to give this information on all passengers who are crossing borders to EU member state governments, the aim being to improve security against terrorism.
The Passenger Name Record directive will ask airlines to also provide passport and credit card details, seat number and information about onward flights. The data would be stored at a Passenger Information Unit set up by each country, the information being collated by the countries the passengers leave and the ones they land in. Another member state making an investigation would then be able to request and examine the data.
Daily Mail, UK
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