Officials Seek Broader Access to Airline Data

United States and European authorities, looking for more tools to detect terrorist plots, want to expand the screening of international airline passengers by digging deep into a vast repository of airline itineraries, personal information and payment data.

A proposal by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff would allow the United States government not only to look for known terrorists on watch lists, but also to search broadly through the ... Full Story »

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Lisa Flay
by Lisa Flay - Oct. 1, 2008

Good investigation into another system in which the government collects information. I would also like a cost analysis for programs like this. Not many journalists examine the amount of money that goes into these 'broad net' and probably unconstitutional searches. I also would like to know if there is a secure system in place to protect this information or is it like the veteran's information that was found on a laptop.

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