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Monday, November 21, 2011

Privacy or health concerns about airport body scanners...? The UK says tough shit...

the uk has always been one step ahead of the u.s. in the police state department...
Britain Says No Opt Out Of Body Scans

Passengers flying to and from the United Kingdom will not be able to opt out of having a body security scan, the country's transport secretary said on Monday.

Instead of a 'pat down' search, passengers will have to pass through a security scanner, a procedure which could be rolled out across the United Kingdom in the future, Transport Secretary Justine Greening said in a statement.

Proposals recently agreed by the European parliament include the right to request an opt-out from scanning.

"I do not believe that a pat down search is equivalent in security terms to a security scan," Greening said.

"The purpose of introducing security scanners in the first place was to protect the traveling public better against sophisticated terrorist threats: these threats still exist and the required level of security is not achieved by permitting passengers to choose a less effective alternative," she added.

so, lemme see if i got this straight... the eu allows opting out but the uk, an eu member state, says nope, you gotta do it, and that's despite this...
The European Commission has called for further expert reviews of the potential health risks from security scanners and has asked the European Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks to review any new evidence.

i guess i hafta refer back to my post from last wednesday and add the uk to the mix...
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