The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) couldn’t write software to make passenger images less revealing.
Airline passengers were offended by the revealing images, including those of children and the elderly.
The Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center sued the agency in July 2010, claiming the scanners violated privacy laws and has called use of the machines equivalent to a “physically invasive strip search.”
TSA says the X-ray scanners will be gone by June.
Up until this decision if anyone refused the naked scanners they were groped by someone who only had to pass the ‘mirror test’ for employment. A mirror is held under their nose and if it fogged up they passed the test.
Will the gropers still be around after the naked scanners are gone?