Jul 30 2010

Washington Post: “Secure Flight may be making your privacy less secure”

We’re quoted today in the Washington Post in a story by Christopher Elliott about how airlines are able to use personal information — collected under government duress for the TSA’s Secure Flight passenger surveillance and control scheme — for the airlines’ own marketing and other purposes.

“Could it be that the information we give airlines doesn’t belong to anyone or, worse, isn’t regulated by anyone?” Elliott asks.

A good question — and “privacy” may be the least of the problems with Secure Flight, as discussed in our testimony (quoted from, in part, in the Post story) at the TSA’s only public hearing on Secure Flight, our more detailed written comments submitted to the TSA, and our FAQ about Secure Flight.

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