How Data Determines Your Fate At The Airport

How Data Determines Your Fate At The Airport

A recent news report raises concern about the secretive but extensive data mining used to screen travelers before they even arrive at the airport. We explore what the TSA and the airlines know about you and how they use it.

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.

Guests

Charles Leocha

Director, Consumer Travel Alliance

Khaliah Barnes

Administrative Law Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Stewart Verdery

Founder and Partner at Monument Policy Group; Former Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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