European Court of Justice Advocate-General Philippe Leger said yesterday that the EU should not have the authority to share passenger lists and data with US counterterrorism authorities, as it has done under a 3.5-year agreement between the US and EU signed in May 2004. Leger reportedly said sharing the data is a national issue and not within the EU's powers. Others have raised a privacy issue. The court will make a ruling next year but follows the advice of the advocate general about 80% ...

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