Latest Podcast Live from the Border

In the latest of this great series of podcasts, brought to you by the OSCE Transnational Threats Department, Border Security and Management Unit, Angelisa Corbo and Cameron Walter talked to Mr. Andrew Priestley, Expert on Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR). Since starting his consultancy company, Agile Borders, in 2017, Mr. Priestley has worked extensively with the OSCE and IOM across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. He has assisted these inter-governmental organizations in their capacity-building projects and in educating and supporting governments in introducing API and PNR projects in line with their UN Security Council obligations. He has extensive global work experience and has provided ongoing support to countries (e.g. Kyrgyzstan and Georgia) in their efforts to improve knowledge and experience with passenger data and the implementation of an intelligence-led approach to border management. Mr. Priestley has also worked with the governments of Denmark and Iceland to implement their API and PNR projects as an advisor and project manager, liaising with airlines, legislators, and suppliers.

In this episode Mr. Priestley talks about the current state of play of API and PNR in the OSCE regions, privacy concerns, as well as the future of inter-governmental data sharing including biometrics and medical data in a post-pandemic world.

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