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30,000 Travelers Mistakenly Matched to Watch Lists

WASHINGTON--About 30,000 airline passengers have discovered since last November that their names were mistakenly matched with those appearing on federal watch lists, a transportation security official said Tuesday. Jim Kennedy, director of the Transportation Security Administration's redress office, revealed the errors at a quarterly meeting convened here by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee.

Tens of thousands mistakenly matched to terrorist watch lists, CNet News, December 6, 2005.