Airport Body Scanners Face New EU Privacy Rules

Law360, New York (November 14, 2011, 1:49 PM EST) -- The European Commission rolled out new legal guidelines Monday for the use of body scanners at airports, setting new privacy and technical standards for all European Union member states that want to use the devices.

The commission says member states and individual airports that deploy body scanners will have to abide by operational rules laid out in the new policy, designed to protect passengers’ privacy and health.

The scanners are becoming increasingly common in EU and U.S. airports and have drawn fierce criticism from privacy advocates...
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