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Webinar: API/PNR (Part 3) - Future Systems to Fight Global Terrorism and Cross Border Crime

About This Webinar

On the 28 February 2021, a new amendment to Annex 9 - Amendment 28 contains new standards and recommended practises in relation to Passenger Name Record (PNR) and makes it mandatory for states to implement PNR.

“The exchange of PNR data helps to prevent the flight of foreign terrorist fighters while enhancing the efficiency and convenience of the travel experience of legitimate travellers,” noted the President of the ICAO Council, Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano. “The adoption of Amendment 28 to Annex 9 – Facilitation by the Council provides not only pivotal technical guidance, but also an important legal mechanism to support the exchange of this data by States.”

Despite the restrictions on movement caused by the COVID-19, Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF’s) returning to their countries of origin or other target nations remains a high threat, and will only increase again as travel restrictions are eased.

This webinar will discuss how important and how successful the use of Advanced Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR) data for the purpose of countering, detecting and investigating FTF’s, terrorism and international organised crime has been.

How successful have ICAO member countries have been in developing the capability to collect, process, analyse and share this data?

What can be done to assist member states in the collection, analysis and sharing of this data?

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Featured Presenters
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Editor Border Security Report / World Security Report
Editor of Border Security Report and Director of the World Border Security Congress
Webinar hosting presenter
Travel Intelligence, EUROPOL
Mr. Mark van der Veen is currently working as an analyst with Europol’s Travel Intelligence Team, which he joined in November 2019.
Previously, he has been employed by the Dutch police (1991-2005 and 2016-2019) and Europol (2005-2016), where he has worked on Serious Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism.
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Director – Global Targeting Advisory Division, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Mr. David Dodson is currently the Director of the Global Targeting Advisory Division of the National Targeting Center, within U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (OFO). The Global Targeting Advisory Division is responsible for the Automated Targeting System-Global (ATS-G), which provides strategic foreign partners with a traveler risk management system similar to that used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Global Targeting Advisory Division also provides support for the World Customs Organization (WCO)’s Cargo Targeting System program.

Mr. Dodson joined the U.S. Customs Service as an Inspector in January 1996. Initially assigned to Los Angeles International Airport, Mr. Dodson worked in Passenger Operations as well as the Contraband Enforcement Team (CET), the Passenger Enforcement Rover Team (PERT), and the Passenger Analysis Unit (PAU). During the course of these assignments, he became recognized as an expert user of TECS (formerly the Treasury Enforcement Communications System) and the Automated Targeting System – Passenger (ATS-P) systems. In September 2002, Mr. Dodson was selected as one of the first permanent employees for the National Targeting Center (then the Office of Border Security).

In May 2004, Mr. Dodson was assigned duties as a program manager for ATS-P, where he oversaw the development of system modifications, and provided expertise to internal and external groups on the role and capabilities of ATS-P in the traveler targeting process. In October 2007, he and the ATS-P program were assigned to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s newly-created Office of Intelligence and Operations Coordination, later renamed the Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison (OIIL). In October 2012, Mr. Dodson became the Director, Passenger Targeting within OIIL’s Targeting Division, with responsibilities for various modules of the Automated Targeting System. As part of a CBP realignment in 2015, the OIIL Targeting Division was transferred to OFO’s National Targeting Center.

Mr. Dodson has successfully negotiated numerous international and U.S. government interagency agreements, and has spoken on the topics of advance traveler information and traveler risk management at various international fora. In January 2017, Mr. Dodson and the ATS-G team received Certificates of Merit from the WCO for their work on “Data Analysis for Effective Border Management”.

Mr. Dodson received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History and Economics from the University of California – Santa Cruz.
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API Consultant to the OSCE
Since starting his consultancy company, Agile Borders, in 2017, Andrew has worked extensively with the OSCE and IOM across Europe, Central Asia, and Africa. He has assisted these inter-governmental organisations in their capacity building projects, educating and supporting governments to introduce API and PNR projects in line with their UN Security Council obligations. He has worked on short term assignments around the world as well as providing ongoing support to countries such as Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, helping them to move from a situation where they had little knowledge of passenger data and how to use it, to the implementation of an intelligence led approach to border management. Andrew has also worked directly with the governments of Denmark and Iceland to implement their API and PNR projects in the role of advisor and project manager, liaising with airlines, legislators, and suppliers.
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