Feb 16 2012

European Commissioner responds to Parliamentary question on CRSs

As we’ve noted previously, members of the European Parliament have been exercising their right to question the European Commission about the proposed agreement negotiated by the EC with the USA to give travel companies partial immunity from EU privacy law when they open their reservation (“PNR“) databases to the US Department of Homeland Security.

Numerous written questions about the proposed PNR agreement have been posed by MEPs, and answers from the Commission have been trickling in, although often later than the 6-week deadline in Parliament’s rules.

The most interesting of these questions and answers is one about the “Implications for the EU-US PNR agreement on computerised reservation systems, including new CRS providers such as Google“:

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