Sean O’Neill filed a FOIA request to get his travel records from the Department of Homeland Security. Here’s what he found had been collected about his travels:
• The IP address of the computers he used to buy tickets from online agents.
• The amount paid for tickets.
• Airports through which he passed.
• “Basic” identifying information about his travel companions.
Sean’s just an average guy; it’s reasonable to suspect that the DHS holds similar records about each and every citizen’s travel. (If you’d like a copy of your own records, he’s got details on how to request them.)
A rare peek at Homeland Security’s files on travelers [Budget Travel/Newsweek]