"Backscatter" X-ray Screening Technology


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

Description:
Discussion of privacy concerns related to backscatter X-ray screening at airport security checkpoints, where "a passenger is scanned by rastering or moving a single high energy x-ray beam rapidly over their form. The signal strength of detected backscattered x-rays from a known position then allows a highly realistic image to be reconstructed." Includes links to news stories and websites. From the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a research center focusing on civil liberties issues.

Publisher:
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://epic.org/privacy/airtravel/backscatter/


PID= res:lii-23408