Disclosure: I am a Visiting Scholar at the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program.
"WASHINGTON – The American Civil Liberties Union will mark the addition of the one millionth name to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) terrorist watch list in a July 14th Press Club event. The roll-over to one million confirms the warnings the ACLU has been making for years: the TSA is pinning American security on a system of watch lists that are bloated, inefficient, ineffective and unfair.
Since February, the ACLU has maintained a "watch list counter" at www.aclu.org/watchlists showing how many records are on the nation’s terrorist watch list. The number shown is extrapolated from data in the government’s own reports. In mid-July, that counter will reach one million.
This event will feature ACLU experts, as well as victims telling their stories of how the watch list has interfered with their lives."
Date: July 14, 2008 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: First Amendment Room, 13th Floor, National Press Club; 529 14th St. NW; Washington, DC
For more information: http://www.aclu.org/privacy/gen/35886prs20080702.html