by Mike Masnick
Thu, May 12th 2011 12:29pm
Apparently, the TSA is considering a system to figure out who is a "trusted traveler," and then give them special VIP security lanes that will be less annoying and less intrusive. They may also treat different flights differently, such that "low risk" flights may not require the same level of scrutiny. While there is some wisdom in recognizing higher risk targets and lower risk targets and treating them differently, it does make you wonder if moves like this only make those "low risk" flights more of a target -- and make "trusted travelers" equally targeted. Of course, it also raises questions about what the TSA considers a "trusted" traveler, what data they collect on those flyers and how they guarantee that the info is kept private.
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