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Court: TSA Can Keep Scanner System

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 18, 2011

A federal appeals court has rejected the Electronic Privacy Information Center's constitutional challenge to the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) use of full body scanners at U.S. airports, The Wall Street Journal reports. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that the scans don't violate federal laws; the TSA had taken steps to protect passenger privacy, and passengers can opt out and receive a pat-down. But, the court also said the TSA should have followed routine procedures giving the public an opportunity to file comments, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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