Filed under: Censorship, Civil Liberties, Free Speech, Information, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex, Privacy | Tagged: e-Borders, European Regions Airline Association, Raytheon, secrecy, surveillance, Trusted Borders, United Kingdom, Wikileaks |
Posted on 2009 December 8 by BBVM
This confidential document details the UK’s mandatory air-craft passenger manifest reservation system “Trusted Borders/e-Borders“. It was written by the US military contractor Raytheon for airline companies in September 2009, and covers questions such as the practice of using false passenger manifests for heads of state (not permitted under the new system). The document was posted on the European Regions Airline Association intranet in what was meant to be a “members only” password protected area, but was discovered to be accessible by the editor of SecretBases.co.uk. On Dec 6, the UK Daily Mail ran a story on the subject, titled “Queen and all VIPs to be checked by National Border Targeting Centre“. As of Dec 7, the document has been removed, hence it’s appearance here, on WikiLeaks.