Yesterday, USA Today published an article about fliers without ID, saying:
“The Transportation Security Administration has collected records on thousands of passengers who went to airport checkpoints without identification, adding them to a database of people who violated security laws or were questioned for suspicious behavior… The database has 16,500 records of such people and is open to law enforcement agencies, according to the TSA.”
But! Yesterday afternoon TSA “called the newspaper to say the agency is changing its policy effective today and will stop keeping records of people who don’t have ID if a screener can determine their identity.”
Kudos to the TSA for taking a step in the right direction.
(Hat tip to Kurt Opsahl.)