Congressional Report Dumps on CAPPS II

Last year, when Cogress let the TSA go ahead with CAPPS II, its controversial passenger-profiling databse, it attached a set of eight supposedly measurable standards that the system would need to pass to be funded. Now, in utterly unsurprising news, a Congressional probe has found that CAPPS is failing those standards with flying colors.

According to the report, the TSA failed to address privacy concerns, failed to find a way of dealing with false positives, failed to secure the system safe from hackers, and failed to show that the system would help in finding potential terrorists.

The report’s fierce criticism may prevent CAPPS II from being funded at all. Yay.

[via LawMeme]