TSA misled on use of personal info

Arizona Daily Star

A Homeland Security investigation has found the Transportation Safety Administration misinformed the press and Congress in 2003-04:

"These misstatements were apparently not meant to mischaracterize known facts. Instead, they were premised on an incomplete understanding of the underlying facts."

Apparently, the "underlying facts" included use of airline passenger data (e.g., credit info, phone numbers, addresses) to test Secure Flight, the Agency's new program for screening terrorists.

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