CJEU: PNR Directive Valid if Limited to the “Strictly Necessary”

In a landmark ruling of 21 June 2022, the CJEU (Grand Chamber), upheld the EU’s regime to collect and use records of travellers, provided that it is strictly interpreted in line with the EU’s fundamental rights. In addition, indiscriminate processing of the data in cases of flights carried out only within the EU is banned unless there is a threat of terrorism. In general, the passengers’ data must also be deleted after six months at the latest.