Advocates Concerned About Body Scanner Legislation
TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAFebruary 7, 2012
Proposed legislation that would prevent Australians from having the option to opt out of full-body scans at Australian airports has advocates concerned, ABC Melbourne reports. The federal government will this week introduce legislation to roll out body scanners at all of the country's international airports, but Civil Liberties Australia (CLA) says passengers should have the right to opt out. "In the European Union, where they do allow these types of scanners, they have issued a directive that says governments must provide citizens with an option to opt out," said CLA director Tom Vines.