It has been reported this week that German airlines may be banned from landing in the UK unless they agree to provide advance passenger lists for security screening. Currently, the airlines cite German data protection laws which prohibit the sharing of passenger data with UK authorities. The UK government announced earlier this year that advance passenger lists would be required from all airlines landing in the UK as part of a new package of anti-terrorism measures. The UK and German governments are said to be holding talks to resolve the issue.