TSA will begin traveler registry pilot in June

The Transportation Security Administration earlier this month announced a registered traveler pilot to begin at selected airports in June.

During the 90-day pilot, a TSA contractor will ask frequent travelers to volunteer for the program. TSA will gather biometric and other information about the volunteers and conduct security assessments, the agency said.

TSA will let registered travelers pass through security screening more quickly than other travelers. 'All volunteers will still undergo basic screening procedures,' TSA said.

Proposals for a trusted traveler program have attracted support in Congress, which authorized a registered traveler program in the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001. Privacy advocates have been wary of the consequences of a registered traveler program.

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