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ESTA for Greeks for US Travel Now Valid for Two Years

The United States has extended the validity of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) issued to Greek citizens to the standard two years.

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Data as Greece Harmonizes with EU Rules

Airlines will be required to provide the Greek Police with data on passengers traveling into or out of Greece, as the country harmonizes with the EU’s PNR Directive.

EU’s PNR Directive Tightens Security for Travelers

The European Parliament and Council PNR (Passenger Name Record) Directive, being adopted across the EU, will require travelers to provide detailed personal information ahead of travel.

EU Agrees on Stricter Privacy Rules, Sharing Passenger Data

Companies breaking privacy regulations will be slapped with fines of up to 4 percent of their annual turnover following a European Parliament vote in Strasbourg, of a tougher data protection law for Europe’s citizens.

Fear of Terror Prompts EU to Agree on Sharing PNR Data

The European Council and EU governments agreed last week to a provisional proposal for a directive that will once in effect oblige airlines to hand over their passengers’ data to EU countries upon arrival or departure in order to help authorities fight terrorism and serious...

EU Talks on Use of Passenger Data to Tackle Terrorism Underway

Negotiations over a proposal that would oblige airlines to hand over their passengers’ data to EU countries in order to help authorities fight terrorism and serious transnational crime are currently underway between EU bodies with an agreement expected by the end of the month.