posted on Nov, 10 2004 @ 01:03 PM
In Heathrow airport, rumblings of the new scanning system are again rising about it violating people rights. Reports of this new scanner were on
Above Top Secret
back in May of this year. Currently, civil liberties groups are upset
that the scanner is in use.
New UK airport scanner "undresses" passengers
New X-ray machine at Heathrow sees through clothes
LONDON - A new X-ray machine at London's Heathrow airport, which sees through passengers' clothes, has been attacked by civil liberties campaigners
as a “voyeur's charter”. The machine uses low-level radiation to see through clothing, producing an anatomically detailed black and white image of
the body underneath.
Capable of detecting solid objects concealed under clothing, it started a four month trial in October. Randomly picked passengers are asked if they
will volunteer to be scanned by the machine.Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Even though most of the people polled who were asked to be scanned approved of the device citing that it "made them feel safer", a civil rights
group named Liberty, believes the potential for abuse is there. The airport has taken various steps to limit the abuse potential and believes that it
is a much needed tool in protecting passengers.
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