The United States continues to negotiate with the European Union over how long and in what ways Washington can use the lists of passengers aboard international flights.
A May 2006 agreement between the two parties was struck down by the European Court of Justice citing the extensive privacy laws afforded to EU citizens.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was in talks last week with German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble to iron out the details, which include access to things like addresses, telephone numbers and credit card details.
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