Airlines continued flying between the EU and US despite the lack of a new agreement on exchange of PNR data as the European Commission said it hopes to resolve the issue "as soon as possible." The European Court of Justice had set a Sept. 30 deadline to amend the legal basis of the May 2004 EU/US agreement on the transfer of passenger data. The EC said in a statement that it has agreed with US Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to continue negotiations "in a constructive ...

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