On 21 April 2016, the EU Council adopted a directive on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention, detection, investigation  and prosecution of terrorist attacks and severe crimes. The directive will oblige flight companies to provide member states with the passenger name record data for flights entering or departing from the EU. Passenger name record data includes the name, contact details, the travel agent, methods  of payment, seat number and baggage information. Member states will have two years to implement the directive.

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