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TSA To Screen Passengers Before They Arrive at Airports

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

October 23, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expanding passenger screenings by searching government and private databases for data on passengers—including car registrations and employment information—before they get to the airport, The New York Times reports. The TSA says the practice, which was revealed in documents released by the TSA under government regulations on data use and collection, aims to streamline the security-check process for travelers who don’t pose a threat. “I think the best way to look at it is as a pre-crime assessment every time you fly,” said a spokesman from The Identity Project.  (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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