http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/17/eborders_flags/UK border security ring-o-steel flagged 48,000 travellers
Intrusive backroom probes for EVERYONE!
By Chris Williams
Posted in Public Sector, 17th May 2010 11:53 GMT
The £1.2bn e-Borders security system flagged more than 48,000 travellers for intrusive background checks last year, it has emerged.
Those automatically matched against intelligence watch lists are subjected to scrutiny of their criminal and financial records, as well as checks of their known associates.
The system currently covers only air travel, but is scheduled to screen all journeys in and out of the UK in 2014. The previous government approved e-Borders in 2004 amid controversy over wildly inaccurate immigration figures.