X-ray Backscatter Technology and Your Personal Privacy


Subject:
Transportation , Constitutional Law & Civil Liberties , National Security , Airports & Airport Codes , Technical & Computer Aspects , Privacy

Description:
Overview of privacy matters related to X-ray backscatter technology for airport security screening, which "will be able to detect non-metallic devices and objects, as well as weapons or other harmful objects that a passenger may be carrying on his or her person." It is (as of 2007) "a voluntary option for passengers undergoing secondary screening as an alternative to the physical pat down procedures." Includes images and a video. From the Transportation Security Administration.

Publisher:
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.tsa.gov/research/privacy/backscatter.shtm


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