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U.S. collecting personal data on travelers

The U.S. government is collecting much more detailed electronic records than previously disclosed on the travel habits of millions of Americans, according to documents obtained by a group of civil liberties advocates and statements by government officials...

But DHS TRIP does not allow a traveler to challenge an agency decision in court, said David Sobel, senior counsel with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has sued the DHS over information concerning the policy underlying the system. Because the system is exempted from certain Privacy Act requirements, including the right to "contest the content of the record," a traveler can't correct erroneous information, Mr. Sobel said.

Friday, September 21, 2007
Dallas Morning News
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