A proposed data-sharing agreement between the U.S. and the EU would allow the U.S. to store airline passenger data for 15 years. Some European countries have raised concerns about the 15-year time span and passenger privacy. Meanwhile, a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate last week described the agreement as "an important part of our layered defenses against terrorism." In its current form, the agreement would require airlines to provide passenger data to the U.S. for trans-Atlantic and international flights.

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