Many Experts Say NO!
"I don't know why everybody is running to buy these expensive and useless machines. I can overcome the body scannerswith enough explosives to bring down a Boeing 747"
--Rafi Selachief security officer of the IsraelAirport Authority and a 30-year veteranin airport security and defencetechnology
"That's why we haven't put them in our airport"
Sela said,referring to Tel Aviv's Ben GurionInternational Airport, which has someof the toughest security in the world.
Body scanners are one more
example of security theater.”
Bruce Schneier, leading security expert.
Tests in Italy Raise NewQuestions About Airport BodyScanners:
Following field testsat international airports in Rome,Milan, Palermo, and Venice
, theItalian civil aviation authority,has concluded that airportbody scanners are inaccurateand inconvenient.
Earlier this year the
tated that bodyscanners have
serious fundamental rights and
andrecommending less intrusivemeasures.
Are they EFFECTIVE?
The Naked Truth about the TSA’s
Are they SAFE?
EPIC (The Electronic PrivacyInformation Center) has obtained thetechnical specifications and thevendor contracts for Whole BodyImaging (
) devices or
commissioned by theDepartment of Homeland Security(
) for use in American airportsas a result of a Freedom ofInformation Act (
) lawsuit thatEPIC has pursued against the DHS.A few of the key findings;
The device specifications, set outby the TSA include the ability tostore, record, and transfer images,contrary to the representationsmade by the TSA
The device specifications, set outby the TSA, include
hard diskstorage, USB integration, andEthernet connectivity
that raisesignificant privacy and securityconcerns
The DHS Privacy office failed toadequately assess the privacyimpact of these devices
There are additional documentsthat the DHS should disclose to thepublic