Questions submitted to Transport Canada, regarding plans for a "no-fly list"
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- What studies, if any, has the department carried out to demonstrate that advance passenger information will be useful in identifying high-risk travelers?
- Generally, what are the governance and control mechanisms that will influence the operation of a "no-fly list" program?
- What are the personal data elements necessary for TC to confirm the identity of an individual for inclusion on the list?
- What will be the specific selection criteria for adding names to the "no-fly" list?
- How will these criteria be weighted by importance?
- Will all individuals with a criminal record have their names placed on the list?
- What specific crimes will warrant an individual’s inclusion on the list?
- Will all individuals identified as being wanted on a warrant be included on the list?
- What are the specific warrants that would lead to an individual being included on the list?
- Will names be added to the list based on the assessment of the individual’s threat to "transportation security"?
- Will the decision to list the individual be based on the definition of "threats to the security of Canada? as included in subsection 2(c) of the CSIS Act?
- Will names be added to the list based on the definition of "terrorist activity" as contained in the consequential amendment to the Criminal Code, with the enactment of the Anti-terrorist Act?
- Will TC disclose the names or other personal information related to individuals on the no-fly list to other organizations within or outside Canada?
- If yes, what are the names of the organizations and the purpose of each of these disclosures?
- Under what specific legal authorities will such disclosures be made?
- What organizations will assess and make recommendations about names of individuals to be added to the TC list?
- Under what authority will TC disclose personal information about individuals to its partners for assessment and recommendations purposes about the individuals? possible inclusion on the "no-fly" list?
- Will TC independently verify the names and other information provided by partners, such as the RCMP and CSIS, to ensure that the information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date and warrants inclusion on the list?
- Will any names be added to the TC list based on US "no-fly" lists or other US information? If so, what are the sources?
- Will TC verify the US information, to ensure it relates to an identifiable individual, that it is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and meets the department’s selection criteria for a high-risk traveler?
- Does the Minister of Transport have the final authority to approve additions and deletions to the TC list?
- What steps will TC take to ensure passenger and crew information received from airlines, travel agents and automated ticket kiosks is accurate, complete, and up-to-date and relates to identifiable individuals?
- What steps will TC take to monitor the personal information placed on the list to ensure that it is still accurate, complete and up-to-date, as well as to verify the continued listing of the individual based on the original selection criteria?
- What will be the retention and disposal regime for advanced passenger and other "no-fly" related personal information?
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