Monday, March 29th, 2010
… even if it does violate child porn laws. But who needs laws anyways, when you’re the government? Laws can be changed with the stroke of a pen, or ignored (as in the case of the US Constitution). But don’t worry, they have special agents that are trusted to look at naked images of your kids, you see. And your kids need to be conditioned to accept growing up in an authoritarian police state, anyways.
Flashback: UK Airport worker warned over harassment using naked body scanner | Body scans eventually mandatory, TSA official says | 11 More U.S. Airports Get Body Scanners | Exposed: Naked Body Scanner Images Of Film Star Printed, Circulated By Airport Staff | Radiation Safety Group Says Naked Body Scanners Increase Risk Of Cancer | UK: Airline passengers have ‘no right’ to refuse naked body scanners | Full-body scanner blind to bomb parts | Airport scanner companies queue for business after ‘underpants bomber’ | German ‘Fleshmob’ Protests Airport Scanners | Body scanners capable of storing, sending images, group says | Dutch police develop mobile body scans | Whole-body airport scanners are basically safe–or are they? | Airport security starts in the parking lot | Body scanners coming to Canadian airports | UK: New scanners break child porn laws | US implements travel profiling: Tougher air screening for ’security-risk’ countries | UK: Full-body scanners being ordered for airports, says Gordon Brown | Group slams Chertoff on conflict of interest in scanner promotion | The ‘Israelification’ of airports: High security, little bother | Underwear Bomber Renews Calls for ‘Naked Scanners’ | Federal Privacy Commissioner raises alarm over terror security measures | Privacy watchdog OKs ‘naked’ airport scanners | Security may soon test ‘virtual strip search’ at large Canadian aiports | US Border Guards to Expand Use of X-Ray Body Scanners | Homeland Security seeks Bladerunner-style lie detector | Greyhound introduces security screening of passengers, bans fruit, carry-ons | Germany rejects full-body scans at airports | Interpol wants facial recognition database to catch suspects | ‘Pre-crime’ detector shows promise | Eye scans, fingerprints to control NZ borders | Air passengers to undergo ‘virtual strip search’ | US Homeland Security Keen on ‘Novel’ Israeli Airport Security Technology | Israel startup uses behavioral science to identify terrorists | Airport scanner a ‘virtual strip search’
March 29, 2010
Children selected to walk through the full body scanners at airports must do so, the transport secretary has said.
Lord Adonis, announcing a consultation on a code of conduct for the scanners, said to exclude children risked undermining the security measures.
Civil rights groups had raised concerns that the resulting images would breach child pornography laws.
The scanners are being introduced after a failed attempt to blow up a plane in the US in December.
The government’s code of practice on the scanners said airport security staff had all been vetted, including a check of criminal and security service records.
They had also been trained in aviation security and “customer service” to carry out their jobs “in a sensitive and proportionate manner.”