TSA Security Check Expansion or Invasion?

Before you even get to the airport, the TSA could be checking your employment history, past travel itineraries, or even your car registration.

The New York Times is reporting that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recently begun expanding its passenger screening to cover other government agencies’ databases. The full details of their new pre-screening process have not been officially announced, but some have slipped out in the fine print.

The expansion in TSA pre-screening is meant to ensure more accurate risk assessments of  passengers, promising safer skies and expedited security checkpoints at airports. But critics say it’s an overreach, stating that the TSA does not need to share your history with debt collectors or your fingerprints with the FBI.

Is the TSA overstepping it’s bounds with this new data-sharing, or are they justified? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

[New York Times – Security Check Now Starts Long Before You Fly]

Comments

  1. definately over reach. If you don’t have a weapon when you board a plane, what does it matter who you are.

  2. It seems like a very good idea. If one prefers not to have a very minimal check on their record, they should not be accorded the trusted privilege of being in the TSA pre-check program. The whole idea is that pre-check is for people who pose an extraordinarily low risk and are willing to be pre-screened in some way to reduce the amount of screening at the airport.

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