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Correcting False Positives: Redress and the Watch List Conundrum

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Publication Date: June 2005

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Paul Rosenzweig; Jeff Jonas

Topic: Government (Internal security)

Keywords: Homeland defense

Type: Report


Watch list screening programs offer a promising technological response to the problem of terrorism, allowing resources to be targeted at the greatest risks. Screening programs are acceptable only if an acceptable redress program is available to correct for those who are wrongly identified or wrongly matched to the watch list.