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U.S. Plans to Screen All Who Enter, Leave Country
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2006 16:56:20 -0500



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From: Richard Forno <rforno () infowarrior org>
Date: November 3, 2006 1:29:37 PM EST
To: Dave Farber <dave () farber net>
Subject: U.S. Plans to Screen All Who Enter, Leave Country

U.S. Plans to Screen All Who Enter, Leave Country
Personal Data Will Be Cross-Checked With Terrorism Watch Lists; Risk
Profiles to Be Stored for Years

By Ellen Nakashima and Spencer S. Hsu
Washington Post Staff Writers
Friday, November 3, 2006; A18

The federal government disclosed details yesterday of a border-security
program to screen all people who enter and leave the United States, create a terrorism risk profile of each individual and retain that information for up
to 40 years.

The details, released in a notice published yesterday in the Federal
Register, open a new window on the government's broad and often
controversial data-collection effort directed at American and foreign
travelers, which was implemented after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

While long known to scrutinize air travelers, the Department of Homeland
Security is seeking to apply new technology to perform similar checks on
people who enter or leave the country "by automobile or on foot," the notice
said.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/02/ AR2006110201
810_pf.html




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