Hearing on Air Passenger Screening System and Watch Lists

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 29, 2005

CDT Executive Director Jim Dempsey today warned a House subcommittee [Testimony: 12 pages, PDF]that government efforts to create a new air traveler screening system — called Secure Flight — have yet to adequately address critical issues concerning the system’s effectiveness and ability to protect the privacy and due process rights of Americans. CDT said that the government must develop consistent criteria for adding suspected terrorists to watch lists and should collect from airlines only the minimum amount of data necessary to make effective matches against those lists.”

  • Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity Hearing: “Improving Pre-Screening of Aviation Passengers” Against Terrorist and Other Watch Lists,” June 29, 2005. Link to panel of witnesses and their respective testimony.
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