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EPIC Sues to Block Airport Scanners

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.

July 12, 2010

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has sued the Department of Homeland Security in federal court for an emergency stay of the airport body scanner program, reports USA Today. According to the court filing, EPIC asserts that the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) program violates the federal Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Administrative Procedures Act and the Fourth Amendment. Despite earlier claims that the scanners are "configured to prevent TSA officers from storing or retaining any images," EPIC says government records show that "the TSA required that the devices be able to store and record images of naked air travelers."
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