How to report problems with airport body scanners
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has set up an online form for travelers to report problems they may encounter where the Transportation Security Administration is using full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints
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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has set up an online form for travelers to report any problems they have with the use of full-body scanners at airport security checkpoints.
The scanning machines create a nude image displayed on a monitor viewed remotely by a Transportation Security Administration agent. The scanners — due to be installed at Sea-Tac airport this fall — screen for objects that could be hidden under clothing.
The technology has raised privacy worries and health concerns over small amounts of X-ray radiation that one type of the new scanners emits.
Although the screening is supposed to be voluntary (travelers who opt out are given thorough pat-downs and directed to walk through metal detectors), some travelers report they aren't being given a choice.
The EPIC, which has filed a lawsuit to stop the scanning program, is gathering information about travelers' experiences.
To file a report, go to http://epic.org/bodyscanner/incident_report/
— Carol Pucci /
The Seattle Times
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