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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Didn't see that coming

The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children, the Guardian has learned.

Privacy campaigners claim the images created by the machines are so graphic they amount to "virtual strip-searching" and have called for safeguards to protect the privacy of passengers involved.

Ministers now face having to exempt under 18s from the scans or face the delays of introducing new legislation to ensure airport security staff do not commit offences under child pornography laws.

They also face demands from civil liberties groups for safeguards to ensure that images from the £80,000 scanners, including those of celebrities, do not end up on the internet.

It's a wonder that there is still an airline industry.


  • I know that movement of people is a big benefit to the world but I would like to watch the airline industry fall apart more.

    Then again the security measures are utterly ridiculous. We're attempting to protect against something which is as common as being hit by lightning. It's preposterous.

    By Blogger skvidal, at 9:16 PM  

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