EPIC v. Homeland Security: Government has Over 2,000 Photos from Airport Body Scanners

As a result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has obtained hundreds of pages of documents from the Department of Homeland Security about the plan to deploy full body scanners in US airports.

A letter to EPIC reveals that the government agency possesses about 2,000 body scanner photos from devices that the DHS said earlier “could not store or record images.” EPIC has also obtained the most recent device procurement specifications, and several hundred new pages of traveler complaints. For more information, see EPIC: Whole Body Imaging and EPIC: EPIC v. Department of Homeland Security

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  1. Not to read into this or anything but these full body scanners being introduced in airports in the States are manufactured by Rapiscan Systems, a firm represented by the Chertoff Group. The Chertoff Group is Michael Chertoff, a dual Israeli/US citizen appointed Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 by George W. Bush.

    http://moraloutrage.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/where-to-direct-your-complaints-about-full-body-scanners/

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