TSA Halts Program To Screen Passengers' Online Data

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 5:20 PM EST) -- The Transportation Security Administration has ceased its development of a new prescreening initiative that would have searched through flyers’ online data in order to assess their flight risk, saying in a notice posted to a government contracting website Tuesday that it would explore additional ideas before testing the technology on passengers.

Although the agency had completed the testing and evaluation phase of its new screening initiative, the TSA said that it would not be conducting the “live prototyping” stage of the technology just yet.

“Following a...
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