GAO says Homeland Security is breaking privacy laws

Thursday, 17 May 2007, 11:48 AM EST

The Homeland Security Department is breaking the law by not telling the public exactly how personal information is used to screen international travelers, including Americans, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

One of the screening programs at issue is a computer-based system called the Automated Targeting System that is used by the Customs and Border Protection agency to rate the risk posed by travelers coming to and from the United States.

At AZ Central.

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