Wednesday, 21 July 2004

ACLU asks Ridge, "Is CAPPS-II Dead?" and "What's Next?"

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sent a letter yesterday to Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, asking:

  1. is personal information collected for CAPPS II testing purposes being retained, and if so for what purpose and in what form will it be retained?;
  2. has any other data from Passenger Name Record (PNR) files been collected or used in the testing of CAPPS II and, if so, what use was made of that data and will it be maintained beyond the testing period? and
  3. what data does TSA intend to collect from future passengers, and what does it propose to do with it?

The ACLU letter asks all the right questions (especially #3). But I won't hold my breath for an answer -- not that I'd believe it anyway, given the record of DHS lies and lies and lies and more lies about CAPPS-II and other uses of PNR data .

Link | Posted by Edward on Wednesday, 21 July 2004, 13:56 ( 1:56 PM)
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