Body scans – the privacy issues grow and the legal challenges begin

October 26, 2010 |

The Australian reports that the US Electronic Privacy Information Centre has filed suit to stay the roll out of body scanners.  It also reports on the privacy issues in the Australian context.

Interestingly a pilot in the USA has been stood down because he refused to go through a full body scanner. His reasoning sums up the problem:

However, Michael Roberts said he did not want to be harassed or “molested” without a cause.
Mr Roberts also said he has safety concerns and doesn’t actually believe TSA’s ‘make-work’ programs makes flying safer for travellers.Australia plans to rollout of the scanners next year as part of the Federal Government’s crackdown on airport security.

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