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Senator Proposes Airport Scanner Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

December 7, 2010

Although the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) maintains that full-body airport security scanners do not store travelers' images, New York Sen. Charles Schumer proposed legislation on Sunday to make illegal the distribution or recording of images taken by the scanners, reports The Wall Street Journal. The bill aims to allay concerns about misuse of images by TSA employees or others. Under the legislation, offenders could face fines of up to $100,000, one year in prison or both, the report states. "This law sends a loud and clear message to the flying public; not only will we do everything we can to protect your safety, we will also do everything we can to protect your privacy," said Schumer. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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