Comment Period Extended for Controversial Passenger Screening System

After receiving criticism from travel, trade, and privacy groups, the Department of Homeland Security has extended the comment period for its Automated Targeting System.

This program, which began as a cargo-screening program, has for the last several years been used to mine, store, and assess the personal data of all travelers, including U.S. citizens, entering, or leaving the United States. DHS has used that information to assign risk assessment profiles on these incoming and outgoin

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