Directive (EU) 2016/681 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the use of passenger name record (PNR) data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime

This Directive aims to regulate the transfer of the passenger name record (PNR) data of passengers on international flights from airlines to the European Union (EU) countries. It also regulates the processing of these data by EU countries’ competent authorities. PNR data consist of booking information stored by airlines in their reservation and departure control systems. The information collected includes: travel dates; travel itinerary; ticket information;
contact details; means of payment used; baggage information.

Institution: European Commission
Type of document: Legislation
Year: 2016
Topic: Terrorism
Type of victim: Victims of terrorism