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TSA not collecting passenger data for screening system

No airlines currently provide passenger data for an oft-criticized passenger-screening system, the chief privacy officer of the Homeland Security Department said on Monday. “At this time, there is no current testing, and there are no airlines currently working with the TSA [Transportation Security Administration]” to provide data for the Computer-Assisted Passenger Pre-screening System (CAPPS II), Nuala O’Connor Kelly said. The privacy officer for Homeland Security also said she is investigating whether employees of the airline JetBlue, TSA or the Transportation Department acted improperly when the airline passed personal passenger information to an Army subcontractor. O’Connor Kelly said she plans to conclude her investigation by the end of the year, and she added that the head of the TSA is “working with the airlines” on other security regulations. Full Story

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