Improvement on the Way? Here Comes CAPPS

The Department of Homeland Security is working on a screening system called the Computer-Assisted Passenger Prescreening System, or CAPPS II. It is designed to reduce the number of people who are misidentified as potential security threats.

Airlines will be required to hand over lists of all passengers so that names can be processed through the CAPPS II system, which conducts a risk assessment of each individual by checking the names against commercial and government databases.

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