The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
It was later revealed that Northwest Airline had also disclosed the travel records of its customers as well. This privacy violation also prompted a number of complaints, including one by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). See: Northwest Airlines’ Disclosure of Passenger Data to Federal Agencies.
On the 15th of September, the Transportation Administration dismissed the privacy complaint filed by EPIC against Northwest (see: Transportation Department dismisses privacy complaint against Northwest.
We at ThePrivacyPlace.Org will continue to investigate methods and tools that can be developed to help stop sensitive information from being disclosed when such disclosures are not in compliance with governing policies and laws. For a sample of some our efforts, check out our reports that are available on our publications page.
– Annie Antón