DHS Wants Plane Traveler Info Exempt From Disclosure Rules

Law360, New York (September 18, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has proposed a rule that would exempt certain information it collects on aviation passengers from Privacy Act requirements, saying the law’s disclosure provisions could expose its investigatory strategies to terrorism suspects.

The DHS issued a rule-making proposal Sept. 11 that would exempt biographic and biometric information on airline travelers received from sources within the federal government from Privacy Act protections, which require agencies to give individuals the right to access and correct information the government collects on them.

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