On September 5, 2007, European Union Justice and Home Affairs Commissioner Franco Frattini confirmed his intention to follow the example of the United States in collecting personal data on airline passengers. Mr. Frattini wants to ensure that each Member State collects PNR records, processes them and exchanges them with Member States. He will also propose an EU plan on the security of explosives along with a European explosives database at Europol and a proposal about terrorist misuse of the Internet. The details of the proposals are expected to be issued this autumn. The current Portuguese presidency of the EU wants to make a decision on this matter by December.

The full speech ( in English) is available at:  http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesActiondo?reference=SPEECH/07/505&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en