USA-PNR: ACLU says proposed "Secure Flight" passenger vetting project - which is to replace CAPPS II - may pose similar problems


The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) says that the proposed "Secure Flight" passenger vetting project - which is to replace CAPPS II withdrawn because it failed to meet 7 out of 8 privacy and data protection standards - may pose similar problems: ACLU on Secure Flights (link). CAPPS II was intended to screen all passengers against state and commercial data and "intelligence". It was abandoned following a report from the General Accountability Office (GAO) which said it failed to meet basic standards: GAO report on CAPPS II (pdf)

 

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