Terror tag weighs down travellers

January 30, 2008
Travel Safety
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“Does the security drill at US airports really make you wonder? Chances are high that if you are routinely subjected to extra airport security or unable to print boarding passes for airline flights at US airport kiosks, your name has somehow got mixed up with those on Uncle Sam’s bulging terrorist watch lists.

Ann Davis, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), says the agency is sensitive to the problems travellers face when they are “misidentified”. The Terrorist Screening Database now has over 700,000 names, including many common Indian and South Asian names.” (Daily News & Analysis)