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Originally posted by DYepes
...Of course it can be used to track people, just like a card number or social security can beused to track activities. But you do not have to carry it wherever you go.If they say you do, join me in a glorious protest of mass destruction of them and we will of course respond accordingly to any action taken as a result of it.
DHS, HHS make secret pact to share airline passenger info
The departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security have a secret agreement to exchange airline passenger information as part of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to help combat pandemic flu, the Air Transport Association (ATA) said in a filing with the CDC.
The existence of the secret agreement between DHS and HHS surfaced in a filing the ATA made last month with its comments on proposed CDC regulations that would electronically track more than 600 million passengers a year traveling on more than 7 million flights through 67 hub airports.
The sharing of information between DHS and CBP appears to violate a passenger data sharing agreement between the European Union and the United States executed in May 2004, Steinhardt said. That agreement limits DHS to using data it obtains from EU airline reservation and departure control system databases to prevent and combat terrorism and other serious crimes, including organized crime, that are transnational .
Steinhardt said this agreement does not cover the exchange of passenger name record data to help combat pandemic flu.
InfoZen wins $148M TSA contract
InfoZen will manage information technology systems in the Transportation Security Administration's Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing (TTAC) under a new contract.
The agreement, worth as much as $148 million, calls on InfoZen to operate and maintain the IT infrastructure, networks and program applications for TTAC, said Raj Ananthanpillai, InfoZen’s chief executive officer.
TTAC assesses threats to land, sea and air transportation and oversees traveler credentialing programs, including Registered Traveler.