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Body Scanners To Be Deployed

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

April 1, 2011

Full-body scanners will be introduced at Australian airports this year but are said to be less privacy-invasive than the scanners deployed at U.S. airports with increasing frequency last year, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. These scanners will not reveal detailed body images but instead will use a generic figure and indicators to point to explosives or weapons if they are detected. If no threat is detected, the word "OK" will appear on the screen and an image will not be displayed. A spokesman for the transport minister said the office is "working through a variety of technologies" and "trying to address concerns about privacy and health."
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