Canada Dashboard Digest

Stoddard: Hold Gov't to Its Word

January 8, 2010

Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart discusses airport imaging scanners in an editorial that is running in newspapers across the nation today. On the heels of the failed Christmas day airliner bombing, the Canadian government announced this week that it would install dozens of millimeter-wave imaging scanners in the nation's airports, and promised to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the privacy and personal dignity of travelers. "Canadians should hold it to its word," Stoddart writes. She outlines her office's work with the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), which as been trialing the security scanners, and discusses the four-point impacts of such devices.

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