CAPPS II Continues to Generate Opposition

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 9, 2003

Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS II), to be implemented by the summer of 2004, is the focus of several recent articles and notices:

  • From the Washington Post, Fliers to Be Rated for Risk Level – New System Will Scrutinize Each Passenger, Assign Color Code
  • Opinion from the St. Petersburg Times, Fly the suspicious skies: “Before it has even been implemented, the future of airport security is obsolete. For about $150 worth of fake IDs and identity research, anyone can fool the computerized passenger screening system expected to arrive at airports by the summer of 2004.”
  • EPIC announced that the organization’s continuing efforts to obtain documents concerning the CAPPS II program (under the Freedom of Information Act), from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), have finally proved successful.
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