'' Since 2014, the European Union and Canada have been moving forward with an agreement concerning the transfer and use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data. Last week, on July 26, 2017, the European Union Court of Justice stated that the envisaged agreement could not be concluded because it would be "incompatible" with the respect for private life and the protection of personal data within the meaning of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights.
This does not mean, however, that the agreement is condemned to remain ad vitam aeternam on the "black list". While the opinion questions several rules under the PNR system, it does not question its raison d'être. In other words, the EU-Canada Agreement is currently on the "gray list", but could still take off...''
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