Protection of Passenger Information Regulations

Version of section 7 from 2006-03-22 to 2016-03-10:

  •  (1) Access to PNR information that is stored in the PAXIS system may be provided during the first 72 hours of the period of two years after it is received to

    • (a) intelligence officials, if they require that information for the purpose referred to in section 3; and

    • (b) officials employed by the Agency who are responsible for selecting persons for enhanced questioning on their arrival with a view to identifying persons described in section 3.

  • (2) During the portion of the two-year period referred to in subsection (1) that is after the first 72 hours,

    • (a) access to the name of the person to whom the PNR information relates may be provided to an intelligence official if the official confirms that they require the name in order to proceed with an investigation for the purpose referred to in section 3; and

    • (b) access to the PNR information in respect of that person, other than their name, may be provided to an intelligence official for the purposes of conducting trend analysis or developing future risk indicators in relation to the purpose referred to in section 3.

  • (3) If access to the name of the person to whom the PNR information relates is provided to an intelligence official in the circumstances referred to in paragraph (2)(a), any of the PNR information in respect of that person, including their name, that may be required for the investigation referred to in that paragraph may then be copied from the PAXIS system, in which case the copy must be retained in an enforcement database in accordance with section 8.

  • (4) During the period of one year and six months following the two-year period referred to in subsection (1),

    • (a) access to the data elements contained in the PNR information that could serve to identify the person to whom the information relates may be provided to an intelligence official for the purpose referred to in section 3 if such access is approved by the President of the Agency; and

    • (b) access to the PNR information, other than the data elements referred to in paragraph (a), may be provided to an intelligence official for the purposes of conducting trend analysis or developing future risk indicators in relation to the purpose referred to in section 3.

  • (5) If access to the data elements contained in the PNR information is provided to an intelligence official in the circumstances referred to in paragraph (4)(a), any of those data elements that may be required for the purpose referred to in that paragraph may then be copied from the PAXIS system, in which case the copy must be retained in an enforcement database in accordance with section 8.

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