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TSA Notice of Program to Use Biometric Screening of Airline Passengers

Federal Register: June 1, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 105), Notices, [Page 30948-30951], Transportation Security Administration, Privacy Act of 1974: Systems of Records; Telecommunications Usage Detail Records; Registered Traveler Operations Files:

  • “The Registered Traveler Operations Files will be used to conduct a Registered Traveler (RT) Pilot Program in a limited number of airports to test and evaluate the merits of the RT concept on a completely voluntary basis…The purpose of the RT pilot program is to (1) pre-screen and positively identify volunteer travelers using advanced identification technologies, including biometrics, which may expedite the pre-boarding process for the traveler and improve the allocation of TSA’s security resources on individuals who may pose a security threat..”
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