Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly - NYTimes.com

"For instance, an update about the T.S.A.’s Transportation Security Enforcement Record System, which contains information about travelers accused of 'violations or potential violations' of security regulations, warns that the records may be shared with 'a debt collection agency for the purpose of debt collection.'

A recent privacy notice about PreCheck notes that fingerprints submitted by people who apply for the program will be used by the F.B.I. to check its unsolved crimes database.

“'The average person doesn’t understand how much intelligence-driven matching is going on and how this could be accessed for other purposes,' said Khaliah Barnes, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which has fought to block these initiatives. 'There’s no meaningful oversight, transparency or accountability.'”

Just a reminder, this is not a movie this is real life.

via @theHarryShearer

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