Privacy advocates urge new panel to investigate Secure Flight

Privacy advocates asked a new panel to investigate Secure Flight, the proposed computer system to screen air travelers, the Washington Post reports. The panel was formed to advise the Department of Homeland Security on privacy issues. Secure Flight would examine passenger data 72 hours before each flight and compare it against a terrorist watch list. Privacy advocates say it is difficult to correct wrong information on the watch list, and also criticize the government for not providing the public with more information on the program.

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