Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Feds collect data on air travelers

Feds collect data on air travelers according to this USA Today Travel section story. A vendor working for the Transportation Security Administration used commercial data brokers to collect and append vital stats in June on fliers including gender, second and third addresses, zip codes and latitude and longitude of addresses. That data was compiled and sorted and burned to CD's presented to the TSA in a "test" program for "Watch List Match Testing" in terrorist screening for the "Secure Flight" program. This after the TSA said publicly that they wouldn't do it after being told by Congress not to do so. The data was on all fliers apparently and not limited to suspected terrorists or those already on "Watch Lists".

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