Privacy Group Denied CBP Passenger Screening Info

Law360, New York (March 27, 2017, 9:29 PM EDT) -- A District of Columbia judge on Friday rejected a consumer rights group’s bid to force U.S. Customs and Border Protection to reveal more details on a controversial passenger screening program that uses algorithms to vet travelers the U.S. might view as security risks.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton granted summary judgment to Customs and Border Protection in a Freedom of Information Act suit launched by the Electronic Privacy Information Center seeking documents on the agency’s Analytical Framework for Intelligence system. The judge found that CBP, which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, sufficiently justified withholding certain exempt...

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