On 26 However, the ECJ held that access to PNR data stored in stock should be subject to prior control, either by a court or by an independent administrative authority. Neither the PNR Agreement with the United States nor Australia contains any obligation in accordance with the position of the Court of Justice. As regards the EU PNR Directive, Article 12(3) makes the disclosure of complete PNR data subject to the approval of a judicial authority or `other national authority competent under national law` after a period of six months. The General Court`s decision-in-principle contains clear guidelines and criteria that PNR systems must meet in order to be compatible with EU law. In the table below, we took a close look at the EU-Australia-EU-US agreements, as well as the EU PNR Directive, to see if they would pass the test.