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The Unites States and the European Commission are close to establishing a system to share passenger data that goes way beyond the usual name, address, etc.

The Guardian has the story of the plan, which the EU parliament "notes with concern that sensitive data (ie personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, and data concerning the health or sex life of individuals) will be made available to the DHS and that these data may be used by the DHS in exceptional cases."

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