TSA again weighs possibility of using commercial data to profile air travelers

The ACLU points to the TSA's recently-issued "Market Research Announcement," "in which the agency expresses a desire to expand its Pre-Check whitelist program by allowing private companies to carry out risk analysis of Americans that would determine whether they are 'trusted' enough to participate in the trusted traveler program." If this comes to pass, it would represent a big step toward transforming the TSA's Pre-Check whitelist into the sort of passenger profiling system proposed under the Bush Administration post-9/11.