Thursday, July 02, 2009

Clear the company pre-screening frequent fliers stopped operating

I always though who is doing this, who is paying $199 a year for this privilege of bypassing normal airport security? According to a CSO article 260,000 individuals were part of the program paying each. This is $52M a year...not enough I guess to operate. Clear, the company providing the service has declared that it cannot longer operate the service. Interesting aspect, and nothing new for security professionals, the "data life cycle" for the data collected (e.g. Iris scans, finger prints, etc.) is not clear. Does Clear delete all data or maybe sell it to a competitor?

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