Body Scanners

Naked-Image Scanners to Be Removed From U.S. Airports

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) couldn’t write software to make passenger images less revealing.
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Date of publication: 
Tue, 30/05/2017
Contact: 
European Parliament, Policy Department Citizens Rights and Constitutional Affairs
The paper addresses biometrics, body scanner and related issues of identity management function and mission creep. It makes suggestions for the European Parliament and national parliaments to better evaluate legislative options in order to address and safeguard citizens’ liberties, privacy and data protection, avert de-sensitisation and overcome weaknesses in current legislative responses and data practices.