TSA Flouts the Law on Body Scanners

August 2, 2012
Last July the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Transportation Security Administration must do a “notice-and-comment” rulemaking on its policy of sending passengers through Advanced Imaging Technology machines (aka “body-scanners” or “strip-search machines”) and putting people who refuse the machines through a prison-style pat-down. The TSA is supposed to publish its policy in the Federal Register, take comments from the public, and issue a final rule that responds to public input. It has been a year since that ruling, and TSA hasn’t even started the process. Ginger McCall of the Electronic Privacy Information Center comments.


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