EU’s PNR regulation implementation deadline today

BRUSSELS, The EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) regulation – a key EU security legislation to better identify travelling terrorists and criminals and trace criminal networks – entered into force on 24 May 2016 and the deadline for implementation by EU Member States is today.

On this occasion EU Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos and EU Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King issued a joint statement saying that “over the past three years, we have been continuously working to deny terrorists and criminals the means to act and to close down the space in which they operate.” “With the new EU rules on the use of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data, we have taken another step in closing an important security information gap. We have equipped ourselves with yet another tool to identify and stop criminals and terrorists more effectively, building a Europe more resilient to security threats,” they added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency