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TSA to Ask Public About Naked-Image Scanners, Pat-Downs

Posted By admin On March 23, 2013 @ 6:45 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jeff Plungis
Bloomberg [1]
March 23, 2013

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, under court order, will start a rulemaking process on its airport screening machines and full-body pat- downs, including collecting and analyzing public comments.

The proposed regulation will be posted on a Federal Register website later today, said David Castelveter [2], an agency spokesman. The TSA isn’t proposing any change to its screening procedures, he said.

The move comes almost three years after the TSA awarded a $47.9 million contract to L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) [3] and OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS) [4]’s Rapiscan unit to develop full-body scanners, known as advanced-imaging technology.

A U.S. appeals court in 2011 ordered the rulemaking as the result of a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a civil liberties group. The group unsuccessfully sought to suspend the body-scanner program as a violation of the Fourth Amendment [5].

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[1] Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-22/tsa-to-ask-public-about-naked-image-scanners-pat-downs.html

[2] David Castelveter: http://topics.bloomberg.com/david-castelveter/

[3] L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL): http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/LLL:US

[4] OSI Systems Inc. (OSIS): http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/OSIS:US

[5] Fourth Amendment: http://topics.bloomberg.com/fourth-amendment/

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