Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Airport Security: Focused Screening

In the continuing passenger chaos at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, largely brought about by the BAA's apparent inability to apply the new security measures, the U.K. Times reports that

The Government is discussing with airport operators plans to introduce a screening system that allows security staff to focus on those passengers who pose the greatest risk.

The passenger-profiling technique involves selecting people who are behaving suspiciously, have an unusual travel pattern or, most controversially, have a certain ethnic or religious background.

Not before time, some might suggest.
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