A recent news report raises concern about the secretive but apparently extensive data mining used to screen travelers before they even arrive at the airport. Everyone who buys a plane ticket is checked against the no-fly list, but your data can also determine whether you get the full-body scan or get to leave your shoes on when you go through security. We explore what the TSA and the airlines know about you and how they use it.

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  • Charles Leocha Director, Consumer Travel Alliance
  • Stewart Verdery Founder and Partner at Monument Policy Group; Former Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Khaliah Barnes Administrative Law Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center

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