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EPIC Demands Disclosure of Documents Detailing " Virtual Strip Search" Airport Scanners

EPIC Demands Disclosure of Documents Detailing "Virtual Strip Search" Airport Scanners

EPIC filed a Freedom of Information Act request demanding disclosure of records detailing airport scanners that take naked pictures of American travelers. Security experts describe the “whole body imaging” scanners as virtual strip searches. The Transportation Security Administration plans to make the scans mandatory at all airport security checkpoints, despite prior assurances that whole body imaging would be optional. EPIC’s request seeks documents concerning the agency’s ability to store and transmit detailed images of naked U.S. citizens.

Source – EPIC.org

Related – Freedom of Information request (pdf)

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