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Clear Program To Reopen at Airports by Fall

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

May 5, 2010

The Clear program, which allowed travelers quick passage through airport security checkpoints in exchange for biometric data and Social Security numbers, has a new owner and is expected to reopen by the fall, the Associated Press reports. When Clear's former owner declared bankruptcy last year, the program stopped abruptly, prompting questions from customers about what would happen to their personal data. That data, currently stored by a private security company, will now be transferred to new owner Alclear, pending permission from Clear's 160,000 former customers.
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