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Airport body scanners ‘may be unlawful’
February 15, 2010
Scanners already in place at Heathrow and Manchester Airports may be breaking discrimination law as well as breaching passengers’ rights to privacy, the commission said.
[efoods]The commission has now expressed its concerns in a letter to Lord Adonis, the Transport Secretary.
In the letter, the commission said it recognised the threat posed by terrorist activities but that it had concerns ”about the apparent absence of safeguards to ensure the body scanners are operated in a lawful, fair and non-discriminatory manner”.
It added that it also had ”serious doubts that the decision to roll this (body scanning) out in all UK airports complies with the law”.
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