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US urges adoption of global PNR standard in 2019

03 December 2018

A senior US counter-terrorism official has called for Passenger Name Record (PNR) systems to be standardised on a global basis by the end of 2019.

Nathan Sales, ambassador-at-large in the US Department of State, wants the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to amend Annex 9 and/or Annex 17 of the Chicago Convention.

“PNR is a vital counterterrorism tool. In the United States, we’ve used it to protect our borders for years, and we’re now calling on ICAO to help the international community do the same,” he told Jane’s .

Speaking on 30 November at ICAO headquarters in Montréal, Sales urged member states to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2396, which demands that governments “develop the capacity to collect, process, and analyse” PNR data.

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