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Title: Registered Traveler

Registered Traveler
  • Jody Blanke
  • Mercer University
  • ALSB, Ottawa
  • August 19, 2004

  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Agency within Department of Homeland Security
  • Registered Traveler Pilot Program
  • Volunteers only
  • Information to be provided includes
  • Full name
  • Other names used
  • Social Security number
  • Home address
  • Home telephone number
  • Cell phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Prior addresses (5 years)
  • Drivers license number
  • Biometrics fingerprints and/or iris scan

  • Registered Traveler Pilot Program
  • U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, permanent legal
  • Data stored on individuals RT Smart Card and in
    RT databases
  • RTs will be required to go through airports
    primary screening, but will not be selected
    randomly for secondary screening
  • There will be express or designated lanes for RTs
  • Airports
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul (Northwest)(July 7)
  • LAX (United)(July 23)
  • Houston (Continental)((August 3)
  • Boston Logan (American)(late August)
  • Washington Reagan (American)(late August)
  • Pilot program to last about 90 days

  • Biometrics
  • Fingerprints, retina scans and iris scans are
    most reliable
  • Iris scan
  • Non-invasive scan from 3 to 10 inches away
  • Recognition tests almost flawless
  • Odds against false match 1 in 1.2 million
  • Iridian Technologies (patent holder)
  • Claims it can match an iris scan in a database of
    100,000 samples in 2-3 seconds. Fingerprint
    match would take 15 minutes

  • Objections (EPIC)
  • Need to ensure greater transparency
  • TSA has exempted RT from disclosing the
    categories of sources of records in the system
  • Need to provide enforceable rights of access and
  • No time lime or appeal process for requests to
    access data
  • Need to limit collection of information to the
    relevant and necessary
  • TSA has exempted RT from Privacy Act requirement
    to limit data collection to the relevant and

  • Other Programs
  • Frankfurt airport
  • 6-month program to test 3-second iris scan
  • UK airports
  • 5-year program to test 12-second iris scan for
    foreign nationals
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Entry and exit pilots for foreign visitors
  • Entry program began in Jan. 2004 at 115 airports
    and 15 seaports
  • Exit program begins in Aug. and Sept. at 15
  • Travel documents reviewed, two index fingers
    digitally scanned, digital photograph taken.