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Body Scanners Removed by Manchester Airport

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—UK

September 17, 2012

A UK airport is scrapping passenger body scanners after a three-year trial period ended without a decision from the European Commission, BBC News reports. The airport will replace the body scanners with “privacy friendly” scanners. Manchester Airport Group Chief Operating Officer Andrew Harrison expressed frustration “that Brussels has allowed this successful trial to end,” adding, “Our security surveys and those run by the Department for Transport show passengers regularly rate their experience at Manchester as one of the best security processes in the UK, if not Europe. There’s no doubt that body scanners play a big part in these results.”
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