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Gov’t Has Yet To Act On Scanner Regulations

TRAVELER’S PRIVACY—U.S.

July 17, 2012

It’s been a year since a federal appeals court decision allowed the government to continue using certain body scanners at U.S. airports but required it “act promptly” to hold hearings and publicly adopt rules and regulations on scanner use. Wired reports the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has yet to do so, despite motions from the Electronic Privacy Information Center to the appellate court to order the TSA to take action. Jim Harper, director of information policy studies at the Cato Institute, has started a White House petition to require the Obama administration to respond on where things stand.
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