Privacy and civil liberties groups, as well as travel industry groups like the Business Travel Coalition, are harshly criticizing a U.S. government program that has taken what began as a cargo screening system and, for several years now, used it to mine, store, and assess personal data of all travelers entering, or leaving the United States. According to the Department of Homeland Security, the program, called the Automated Targeting System, takes a passenger’s information and “associates” ...

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