New Gov’t Air Passenger Screening Program Announced

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 26, 2004

From the TSA press release today: “The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will move forward to test a new passenger-prescreening program called Secure Flight… Under Secure Flight, TSA will take over responsibility for checking airline passengers’ names against terrorist watch lists – a function currently administered by each airline individually. The move will help eliminate most of the false alerts caused by the current out-dated system. When in place, Secure Flight will help move passengers through airport screening more quickly and reduce the number of individuals selected for secondary screening – while fully protecting passengers’ privacy and civil liberties.”

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