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FBI Insists It Destroys Fingerprints During Expedited Airport Screening Process

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

There’s good news for travelers: They can expedite the slow screening process at airports.

The bad news: They’ll have to give up a set of their fingerprints to ensure they are the person they say they are, the Chicago Tribune reports.

But the FBI said there are no privacy concerns because law requires the bureau to delete the prints or return them to the TSA.

The ACLU expressed relief.

“If they say that, I believe them that they’re not using this as an enrollment” into the fingerprint database, Jay Stanley, an ACLU senior policy analyst, said. “And I think that’s good.”