TSA now maintaining secret ‘watch list’ of Americans to deny travel privileges
by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, July 05, 2013
It’s being described as an enhancement to security, but what it amounts to is just another way the federal government is becoming more invasive and less tolerant of your privacy.
The Transportation Security Administration has announced recently (and very quietly) that it is expanding a so-called watch list of individuals who are supposedly in violation of the intrusive agency’s security rules.
The announcement came in the form of an entry in the Federal Register in late 2012:
As part of the effort to identify individuals that are low risk, TSA also is creating and maintaining a watch list of individuals who are disqualified from eligibility from TSA Pre[check]TM, for some period of time or permanently, because they have been involved in violations of security regulations of sufficient severity or frequency.
Just because you’re a ‘preferred’ customer doesn’t mean you won’t be searched anyway