Canada Dashboard Digest

Opinion: Make Scanners Mandatory

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY

February 4, 2011

Pam Frampton, story editor for The Telegram, shares her side of the airport body-scanner debate in an op-ed saying, "I'm all for personal privacy, but in this case I think it's trumped by public safety." She would like to see mandatory body scanning for all passengers and crew. The way things are now, says Frampton, "even if you've been scanned, not all of your fellow passengers will have been, and where's the reassurance in that?" Frampton acknowledges the concerns voiced by Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart and opponents of the machines but notes that the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority says it has taken steps to address privacy concerns.
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