The European Commission tabled two initiatives to put "a legally sound framework" in place for the transfer of PNR data to the United States. Last month, the European Court of Justice ruled the current agreement dating from May 2004 was "founded on an inappropriate legal basis" and gave the EU and Washington until Sept. 30 to negotiate a replacement (ATWOnline, May 31). First, the EC is recommending to the EU Council that it terminate the current agreement with the US before the end of this ...

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