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EU parliament voices concern over airport body scanners

Posted By admin On June 22, 2010 @ 4:20 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Martin Banks
theparliament.com [1]
June 22, 2010

A leading MEP says air passengers must retain the right to choose how they want to be checked by security at airports.

The comments, by German member Manfred Weber, come after the European commission published a new proposal on the use of body scanners at European airports.

The commission said that full body scanners are a reliable screening method at airports, but believe a common framework must be developed across the EU to protect citizens’ fundamental rights and health.

Outlining the proposal, EU fundamental rights commissioner Viviane Reding defined certain conditions for the use of body scanners: passengers’ privacy and health must be secured and the added value of the technique in security controls must be proven.

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[4] Dubai Airport Rejects Body Scanners As Assault On Privacy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dubai-airport-rejects-body-scanners-as-assault-on-privacy.html

[5] Controversial ‘naked’ airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval: http://www.prisonplanet.com/controversial-naked-airport-body-scanners-to-be-scrapped-after-failing-to-receive-european-approval.html

[6] Watchdog Warns About Airport Body Scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/watchdog-warns-about-airport-body-scanners.html

[7] EU anti-terror chief favours airport body scanners: http://www.prisonplanet.com/eu-anti-terror-chief-favours-airport-body-scanners.html

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