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E-Borders not illegal after all
* Wed, 6 Jan 2010
* Richard Durham
Goverment satisfy EU, say RYA
Importantly, the UK Government has assured the EU that travellers who have not provided the UK authorities with relevant personal information will not be denied the right to travel, thereby ensuring that the whole scheme does not fall foul of EU rules on the free movement of people within the EU.
Gus Lewis Head of Government Affairs: "It seems that, in satisfying the European Commission's concerns over the free movement of EU citizens, the UK Government has had to make significant concessions that may undermine its aspiration to collect and analyse information on everyone who travels to or from the United Kingdom.