TSA poised to begin added data collection on air travelers

03/9/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

As the Transportation Security Administration takes over passenger watch lists from the airlines, travelers will have to get used to revealing more information than they have in the past. The Secure Flight program will require travelers to provide their sex and birth date, a change that could cost airlines some $630 million. Though some privacy advocates question the need for collecting additional personal information, airlines generally support the move as a way to streamline the security process.

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