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Merkley, Kennedy: Airlines may be monitoring passengers through in-flight entertainment systems


March 21, 2019

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In a bipartisan letter this week to the CEOs of eight major airlines, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and John Kennedy (R-LA) raised alarms about recent reports that airlines may be using in-flight entertainment systems to spy on passengers.

As CNN reported earlier this month, some in-flight entertainment systems now contain cameras that could be used to spy on passengers while they fly. This development raises new privacy concerns in air travel.

"We are alarmed by reports that airlines may be using cameras on in-flight entertainment systems to monitor passengers," the Senators wrote. "Sh...

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