Report from European Commission Raises New Questions on Body Scanners

Posted 6/22/2010

 

 

A report prepared for the European Parliament and the European Council

on the controversial proposal to deploy body scanners at European

airports warns of “a serious risk of fragmenting fundamental rights of

EU citizens, impeding their rights of free movement, and escalating

their health concerns related to new security technologies.” The report

recommends common European standards to ensure the protection of

fundamental rights and to address health concerns. The report also

recommends security scanners that are less intrusive and pose fewer

health risks than those currently deployed in US airports.

Earlier this

year, EPIC and Ralph Nader urged President Obama to suspend the airport

body scanner program until “a comprehensive evaluation of the devices’

effectiveness, health impacts, and privacy safeguards is completed by

an independent board of review.”

 

Report from the Commission to the Europeans Parliament and the 

Council

   http://www.epic.org/redirect/062110eucommunication.html

 

EPIC and Ralph Nader: Letter to President Obama

     http://www.epic.org/redirect/062110epicnaderletter.html

 

EPIC: Whole Body Imaging

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

 

EPIC: Public Opinion on Privacy

     http://epic.org/privacy/facebook/

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