March 31, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
All selected children will have to go through the new full-body ‘naked’ scanning machines being introduced at airports, the Government said today.
Transport Secretary Lord Adonis clarified the ruling as he announced a consultation process on the use of scanners.
Civil rights groups have raised legal and privacy concerns about the scanners, which have been introduced at Manchester and Heathrow airports following the failed transatlantic plane bomb attack last Christmas.
Gatwick and Birmingham will have the devices by the end of the year.