Delegation of the European Union to Japan

EU-Japan PNR agreement: Council authorises opening of negotiations

Brussels, 18/02/2020 - 10:13, UNIQUE ID: 200219_1
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EU News 36/2020

The Council today adopted a decision authorising the opening of negotiations between the EU and Japan for an agreement on the transfer and use of passenger name record (PNR) data. The Commission will now start negotiations with Japan, on the basis of the negotiating directives adopted by the Council.

This agreement will regulate the transfer and use of PNR data to prevent and fight terrorism and serious transnational crime. It will fully ensure the respect of fundamental rights, in particular, the right to protection of personal data, by setting the necessary safeguards and controls as provided by EU law.

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