The interior strengthens security in Spain by implementing the passenger name register

The Ministry of the Interior has the Passenger Name Register (PNR) through the National Passenger Information Office (ONIP), which is integrated into the structure of the Intelligence Center Against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO). This culminates in a process that began in 2016 with the approval of a directive by the Commission of the European Union obliging member states to initiate the relevant internal regulatory procedures in order to create an essential tool for combating terrorism. and serious crime.

For example, the PNR system has been in operation since last Friday after the Bio-Law was passed last September on the use of data from the register of passenger names for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist crimes. and serious crimes.

On the first day, ONIP checked a total of 165 flights (97 arrivals and 68 departures), which carried 7,802 people between passengers and crew.

The processing of the data of the passenger name register (PNR) by the ONIP presupposes a guarantee for the protection of the life and safety of the citizens as a preamble of the relevant bio law.

The regulation itself also states that the processing of PNR data will improve the response to the terrorism and serious crime threats by comparing this data with the available and relevant databases.

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