“Secure Flight” is the TSA’s next plan for, among other things, matching passengers with names on the Watch List and No-Fly List. Among the issues are:
- The TSA has not stated the goals of this program.
- The TSA has produced no comprehensive plan for overseeing the program.
- The TSA has produced no rules for protecting their data, or removing items from it.
Schneier ends this piece with his lovely mantra about the no-fly list:
Remember what the no-fly list is. It's a list of people who are so dangerous that they can't be allowed to board an airplane under any circumstances, yet so innocent that they can't be arrested -- even under the provisions of the PATRIOT Act.