Court Orders TSA To Open Body Scanner Comment Period
TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—U.S.August 2, 2012
A federal court has ordered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to explain why it has not offered a public comment period for the installation of body scanners in U.S. airports, Wired reports. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia gave the order after the third request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). The three-judge appellate court originally ruled the agency violated the Administrative Procedures Act by not initiating a 90-day public comment period. EPIC Executive Director Marc Rotenberg said the “order indicated that we have meritorious arguments.” The agency has until August 30 to respond.