Belgium ready to check passenger data at Airports

Belgium ready to check passenger data at Airports

On Friday, the Minister’s council approved a royal decree that would apply the PNR law (Passenger Name Record) to airplane passenger data. Other decrees for train, boat and bus passengers will follow.

The bill adopted on Friday will mean passenger’s names and other data can be recorded before they board a plane. They will be compared to black lists of terrorist’s names, the Home Affairs Minister Jan Jambon said on Friday. The new bill will also mean the data on the ticket can be compared to the data on the passenger’s identification.

The royal decree was drawn up with the help of the airline sector (BAC, Brussels Airpory Company), the Minister said.

The next step will be to draw up a royal decree for international railways lines (TGV and Eurostar) going between four adjacent countries: France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Belgium. There will also be a meeting with the sector about it.

(Source: Belga)

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