Behind the TSA’s possible plans to use your credit card data at airport security

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  1. sobore
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    http://skift.com/2013/02/04/behind-tsas-possible-plans-to-use-your-credit-card-data/

    Do you want to get into the TSA’s PreCheck program, but you aren’t an elite traveler and one of the chosen few? The TSA has a proposition for you: Hand over your personal information to a third-party company, and the TSA could qualify you for expedited screening.

    The TSA is soliciting white papers from commercial companies on how best to accomplish this, and it says a prototype of the system to broaden its risk-assessment efforts in this manner should be operational before the end of 2013. Full PDF of that solicitation embedded below.

    Under the program, non-governmental organizations would ask travelers to voluntarily provide them with as-yet-to-be determined personal information that they and the TSA could use to determine travelers’ relative security risks.

    The information would be transferred to the Secure Flight system, and participating travelers’ risk assessments would be transferred to boarding passes.


    http://skift.com/2013/02/04/behind-tsas-possible-plans-to-use-your-credit-card-data/
     
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    It's impossible to know with what the TSA comes up next.
     
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    There's only one problem with all of this -- the airlines already have your credit card number and related info from when you purchased your ticket (unless you used cash, a travel agent, or a check) -- so it's just duplication of effort to gather the info.

    There's even a separate thread on what Delta is tracking on this forum.

    of course the people running TSA may not even know this !

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    They've always seemed so organized to me. :D
     
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    You could say that....;)

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    And wait until the list of personal information maintained by "the third party" gets compromised and the TSA, out of an abundance of caution and citing SSI, refuses to comment
     
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    I was going to post a picture of Hitler and a "where are your papers, please" caption but...I am too lazy.
     

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