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DHS: No Plans for Increased Body Scans

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

March 4, 2011

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says it does not plan to implement more body scanning technologies. Computerworld reported yesterday on an Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Freedom of Information Act request indicating that the U.S. government has signed contracts for the development of new scanning technologies, such as pedestrian surveillance technologies capable of detecting explosive devices concealed under clothing. But USA TODAY reports that the DHS says any plans for the projects were dropped after preliminary testing determined flaws.
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