The Transportation Security Administration has put in place new screening procedures in time for the busy Thanksgiving travel season. The new procedures have been broadly criticized by aviation security experts and privacy advocates. One of those experts, Professor Fred H. Cate, Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Professor of Law at Indiana University, has published an open letter to Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex), urging oversight and reform. The letter details the ineffectiveness of the new procedures and criticizes them for violating basic notions of privacy. Professor Cate is a Senior Policy Advisor at the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP.
Read Professor Cate’s letter.