« BackKerry MEP backs move to enable authorities to gather information about passengers flying in and out of EU

Kerry MEP Seán Kelly has backed an EU move enabling authorities to gather more information about passengers flying in and out of the EU.

Sean Kelly MEPThe Passenger Name Record Directive (PHR) obliges airlines to handover information on their passengers to relevant EU authorities if requested.

MEPs supporting the directive says it wil help fight terrorism – those against say it is a breach of privacy.

Seán Kelly, Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, says the directive is necessary as technology has evolved so quickly: