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ACBPS: Passenger-Matching System Complies with Laws

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

August 29, 2013

The Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) says its Big Data passenger-matching system will comply with Australian and European privacy rules, CSO reports. ACBPS worked with IBM Australia to implement the passenger-name record-analysis solution aimed at allowing officials to “accurately zero in on potentially high-risk passengers,” according to IBM. The data sets contain approximately 106 different fields, including passenger names, residences, e-mail addresses and credit card details. Australia is the second country to implement such a system; Canada was the first.
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