EU and USA initial new agreement on transfer of our personal details to the USA
I just love a good joke. Here’s a new one called New EU-US agreement on PNR improves data protection and fights crime and terrorism.
The preamble is this:
The agreement sets out privacy-friendly rules on how and for how long PNR data may be stored. Data will be de-personalised 6 months after it is received by the US authorities. After 5 years the de-personalised data will be moved to a ‘dormant database’ with stricter requirements for access by US officials. The total duration of data storage is limited to 10 years for serious transnational crimes. Only for terrorism will the data be accessible for 15 years.
Brussels, 17 November 2011
And here’s the punch-line: they expect us to believe it!