Post 9/11, Airlines Provided FBI with Millions of Passenger Data Records

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 1, 2004

According to this New York Times article, major U.S. air carriers, pursuant to what industry officials characterized as requests of unprecedented scope, provided the FBI with millions of passenger travel records. Northwest alone gave the government 6,000 CDs of data. This article is based on information obtained through FOIA litigation by EPIC.

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