Body scanning to become mandatory in US Airports

Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015

airport-full-body-scanScreening has becoming mandatory in US airports as the Transportation Security Administration said that body scanning is to become a must and no passenger can opt for a  full body pat-down.

 

This mandate screening would enhance security and warranty  security conditions at the airport for passengers.The change comes at a time of heightened concern about aviation security and terror plots against commercial aviation.

 

The TSA said the benefit of using the technology is it “improves threat detection capabilities for both metallic and nonmetallic threat objects.” In other words, the scanners can catch weapons hidden in clothes that a pat-down might miss.

 

The agency said it does not store any personally identifiable information from the body scanner, known as Advanced Imaging Technologies, or AIT.

 

The body scanners don’t have the ability to store images, the TSA said. Instead the software issues an alarm and a TSA screening officer will physically screen the body area where an issue is detected. The software uses a generic image of a human body and not the person being screened, the TSA said.

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One Response to Body scanning to become mandatory in US Airports

  1. David S says:

    I’m so glad I voted with my feet. These are humiliating prison type machines. Glad I don’t fly much these days

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