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Rights oversight approved for US airline passenger screening system

[JURIST] The Senate Commerce Committee [official website] Thursday approved an amendment to the proposed Air Cargo Security Bill (S. 165) [bill text] that would require the Homeland Security Secretary to report to Congress on the privacy and civil liberties impact of the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS II) currently being developed by the Transportation Security Administration. Read a press release from amendment sponsor Senator Ron Wyden, and learn more about CAPPS II from Privacy Activism and the TSA.

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