Alaskans sue TSA over privacy breaches

Bill Scannell sez,

A group of Alaskans filed suit against the Transportation Security Administration in Federal District Court in Anchorage today.

At issue is TSA's refusal to comply with the Privacy Act while testing the Secure Flight air passenger profiling system. The Alaskans are asking the court to order TSA to stop destroying Secure Flight test data until the Alaskans are given all records collected on them by TSA, including commercial records.

TSA collected over 100 million travel and other commercial records on US citizens into a secret database in order to test Secure Flight. It is high time for TSA to comply with the Privacy Act and show the American people their files.


(Thanks, Bill!)