The European Court has ruled the US/EU treaty on data sharing around air travelers is not legal. (I’m not saying “about air travelers” because I read Ed Hasbrouck, and thus know that PNRs contain data on more than just the travelers.) That’s not why I’m posting. I’m posting because of this choice quote from the New York Times, “European Court Bars Passing Passenger Data to U.S.:”
“The planes will continue to fly and the security data will continue to be exchanged,” [DHS Spokesman Jarrod Agen] said. “There wont’ be any lowering of the data protection standards or effect on passengers or disruption to air traffic in the near term.”
Of course not. The data protection standards can’t get any lower, unless maybe we posted it all on the internet.