Air Passengers Allowed To Refuse Scanners as More Are Installed
TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—UKNovember 26, 2013
Security scanners are currently in use at 10 of the UK’s busiest airports and are being deployed at 11 more, according to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. At the same time, passengers are now being offered alternate options after refusing to go through the scanners, while previously they were simply not allowed to fly, reports Computerworld UK. "From today, passengers who opt out of being screened by a security scanner will be allowed a private search alternative. This is a method of screening which we consider is of an equivalent security value to a security scan,” McLoughlin said.