EPIC Seeks More Info From DHS On Body Scanner Radiation

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A privacy advocacy group asked a Washington federal court Monday to force the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to hand over records about radiation emitted from new airport body scanners, which have been targeted by critics as overly intrusive.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center launched the suit against Homeland Security in November 2010 under the Freedom of Information Act, seeking documents related to tests of the full-body scanners' radiation emissions. EPIC is concerned radiation from the devices could cause cancer in the airline passengers who use...
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