17 February, 2004
Authority decision No. 4/2004 grants, following a request by Olympic Airlines, temporary permission for the carrier to forward personal data of passengers on its flights to and from the U.S. or in transit, which are included in the airline's Passenger Name Record, to the Customs and Borders Protection Bureau of the U.S. Homeland Security Department, for a three-month period.
The conditions are that Olympic Airlines must fully inform the passengers regarding the forwarding of their personal data to the U.S. and that the passengers must previously give their written approval towards this purpose.
Source: Athens News Agency