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Body Scanners Come To All International Airports

TRAVELLERS’ PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

August 16, 2012

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that body-scanning equipment will be rolled out to all Australian international airports starting in November. Parliament passed laws on the technology this week, and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese has reassured those concerned about privacy that the images taken by the machines won’t be copied or stored. An amendment to allow passengers to opt out of the screening was defeated by the government. Meanwhile, the Green Party continues to push for passengers to be allowed to opt out without a physical or medical reason.
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