TSA says that it will not collect or use commercial data to conduct Secure Flight watch list matching. Is that true?
No, that’s not true. Secure Flight is based on using commercial data from airline reservations and airlines’ profiles of their passengers as the basis for government decisions of who to allow to fly, and who not to allow to fly. Just because the data used by TSA in Secure Flight comes from the airlines, it does not mean it’s not commercial data.