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DHS/TSA/PIA-018 - TSA Secure Flight Program

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Secure Flight program screens aviation passengers and certain non-travelers before they access airport sterile areas or board aircraft. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) update reflects: 1) that Secure Flight will share information with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on passengers flying over the United States and on international point-to-point flights operated by U.S. air carriers to identify for enhanced screening individuals who present a threat to transportation or national security, including border security, and in furtherance of federal counter-terrorism efforts; 2) that in addition to checking against Terrorist Screening Database watch lists, Secure Flight performs checks against watch lists created under the TSA Administrator’s statutory authority (“TSA Watch Lists”) to prohibit individuals from entering, or to require individuals to undergo enhanced screening prior to entering, the sterile area or boarding an aircraft; and 3) that TSA will allow airports to use the Secure Flight system to perform watch list checks on workers, inspectors, and others seeking to enter the sterile area for official purposes. Unless otherwise noted, the information provided in previously published PIAs remains in effect. Individuals are encouraged to read all program PIAs to fully understand TSA’s privacy assessment of the Secure Flight program. PIAs remains in effect. Individuals are encouraged to read all program PIAs to fully understand TSA’s privacy assessment of the Secure Flight program. July 2017

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Last Published Date: April 4, 2019
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