Travel groups blast risk assessment program

Friday, 15 December 2006, 1:25 AM EST

Seven major U.S. and foreign travel industry associations urged the government to suspend a computerized system for assessing international travelers as potential terrorists.

“We are deeply concerned that such a far-reaching and invasive screening of millions of business travelers entering and exiting the U.S. could do significant personal harm to them, and reduce the productivity of the organizations that field business travelers,” the group said in a joint letter to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Wednesday.

At MSNBC.

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