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Britons flying to America could have their credit card and email accounts inspected by the United States authorities following a deal struck by Brussels and Washington.Interessant auch, daß die Amis ihrerseits die Fluglinien nur "auffordern" (nicht verpflichten) werden, US-Daten auch den Briten zu geben, und das Auslieferungsabkommen zwischen Amis und Briten geht nur in eine Richtung (dreimal dürft ihr raten, in welche).
By using a credit card to book a flight, passengers face having other transactions on the card inspected by the American authorities. Providing an email address to an airline could also lead to scrutiny of other messages sent or received on that account. […]
Not only will such material be available when combating terrorism but the Americans have asserted the right to the same information when dealing with other serious crimes. […]
Much of it is routine but some elements will prove more contentious, such as a passenger's email address, whether they have a previous history of not turning up for flights and any religious dietary requirements.
While insisting that "additional information" would only be sought from lawful channels, the US made clear that it would use PNR data as a trigger for further inquiries. […]
Initially, such material could be inspected for seven days but a reduced number of US officials could view it for three and a half years. Should any record be inspected during this period, the file could remain open for eight years.
Material compiled by the border authorities can be shared with domestic agencies. It can also be on a "case by case" basis with foreign governments.