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TSA Pre-check Gives Rise to Privacy Concerns

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

February 24, 2014

USA Today reports on the privacy concerns coming out of the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre-check expedited screening program. TSA Administrator John Pistole aims to move half of air travelers through expedited screening by the end of 2014. As the program expands, however, privacy experts warn against giving up more personal information in exchange for quicker travelling. “Either the assessments will be based on a laughable amount of information about people and will only be providing an illusion of security, or they will be so intrusive that the government will basically be doing background checks on everyone who flies,” said the American Civil Liberties Union’s Jay Stanley.
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