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Stoddart on Body Scanners, U.S. Enforcement

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY

September 24, 2010

On Monday, Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart addressed members of the Canadian Bar Association, saying national security is one of the issues that keeps her "up at night," reports The Vancouver Sun. Commissioner Stoddart predicted that second-generation airport body scanners, which take sharper images than those currently in use, will likely come to Canadian airports. In January, 44 scanners using millimetre wave technology were purchased for use at airports in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax, the report states. Stoddart also called on the U.S. government to "step up" enforcement of tech giants, asking, "Why is Canada paying for the cost of this enforcement for this technology that's coming to us out of Mountain View?"
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