Meanwhile, the EU is setting up its own system that will also store travel data of suspects for five years
Following the agreements with Australia and the USA approved by the EU Parliament, EU member states are also to exchange passenger data with Canada. A draft agreement is to be finalized in the fall, according to which up to 60 different sets of data will be transmitted to Canadian authorities before each flight. As in the treaty with the USA, the length of storage and the possibility of using the data to combat terrorism are disputed "serious crime". At present, the data are being transferred to Canada without a valid legal basis.
After two years of discussions, the Commission will soon present a draft agreement on the exchange of Passenger Name Record (PNR) data with Canada. Airlines will again be obliged to provide the Canadian police with detailed information about the travelers before each flight. Personal and address data, payment information, travel history, the travel agency used and even the travel agent will be processed.