Despite privacy concerns and doubts over its usefulness, a plan to track passengers entering or leaving the European Union in a series of national databases is likely to become reality by the end of the year.

The call to build national databases of so-called passenger name records (PNRs) has become louder since the recent terror attacks in Paris in which 17 people were killed.

via EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end | ITworld.

Because centralised databases are a really great idea, as we’ve seen from all the times they have been abused and lost on USB sticks.

Of course it’s hardly surprising that the Chalie Hebdo affair would be used to limit our freedom of movement.