Friday, September 30, 2005

The wonderful federal government ...

If the Transportation Security Administration doesn't "have the capability to perform a simple computer-based search" to locate individual records on the "no fly" list, how do they check it for terrorists?

"In response to a fruitless Privacy Act request by four Alaska residents, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) encouraged other airline passengers to request their own files. TSA recently began notifying the passengers who filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests that it lacks the ability to easily search its records. TSA also said that it would close such requests unless individuals provided additional detailed information, such as the air carrier they used, the dates of travel, and their phone numbers -- part of the data that requestors were seeking in the first place."



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