US air passenger data collection program to be reviewed before any implementation Joshua Pantesco at 4:10 PM ET
[JURIST] US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) [official website] chief Kip Hawley told the Senate Commerce Committee Thursday that the controversial Secure Flight Program [official website] will be thoroughly audited before the system is considered for use. The program, which would compare the names of all domestic air passengers against national security watch lists, has been heavily criticized by civil liberties groups, who say the scope of the program has expanded since it was proposed. Read the full text of Hawley's prepared testimony [PDF] discussing Secure Flight testing and phasing-in.
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