Canada-EU counter-terror data exchange is illegal, says top EU judge

An agreement to send Canadian authorities passenger name record (PNR) data for flights from the European Union cannot be entered into in its current form, a top European Union judge has said.

That's because parts of the draft agreement are incompatible with EU citizens' fundamental privacy rights, according to Paolo Mengozzi, Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU, in a legal opinion issued Thursday.

His opinion, on a case brought by the European Parliament, is only advisory, and it still remains for the CJEU to make a final ruling on the matter.

But if the court follows his advice, it could disrupt the European Commission's plans for a new directive on the sharing of PNR data among EU member states and with other countries. 

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You can try HoloLens’ radical mixed reality experiences at Microsoft Stores this fall

You’ve read the hype, salivated over the idea of playing mixed reality Minecraft, and now’s your chance to experience the HoloLens augmented reality headset.

Microsoft recently announced the HoloLens Roadshow, a tour featuring one-on-one demonstrations of HoloLens hardware at select Microsoft Stores in the U.S. and Canada. While we’re not sure if there’ll be a Minecraft demonstration, you will get to experience the magic of HoloLens for yourself.

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