UK Airline Passengers Can't Duck Full Body Scans: Gov't

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 2:12 PM EST) -- The U.K. won’t allow airline passengers to opt out of being subjected to full body scans before they fly, despite privacy and health concerns surrounding the controversial practice, the country’s transportation secretary announced Monday.

Following a thwarted underwear bombing attack on a Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit in 2009, the U.K. began using screening technology that produces full body scans of passengers, deploying the method at Heathrow and Manchester airports in February 2010 and Gatwick airport a few months later.

But despite passenger discomfort...
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