Monday, 11 December 2006

British visitors to US given 'terror rating'

The Telegraph report that, "All British travellers who have visited the United States over the past four years have been given a terrorist rating, it emerged this week. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving the public until December 29 to comment on the Automated Targeting System (ATS), dubbed the "terror rating scheme", after details of the programme were leaked.
Travellers are not allowed to see or challenge the risk assessments, which the US government intends to keep on file for 40 years. In some cases, the data can be shared with state, local and foreign governments

And there was me thinking that Britain and the US were friends?

British visitors to US given 'terror rating'

Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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