DHS Prevails, But Must Pay Fees In Body Scanner FOIA Suit

Law360, New York (September 17, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday escaped a Freedom of Information Act suit initiated in Washington by the Electronic Privacy Information Center over DHS's planned implementation of full-body scanners on buses and subways, though the agency must pay EPIC's attorneys' fees and costs.

Judge Barbara Rothstein on Friday found DHS rightfully withheld or redacted 18 of 21 relevant documents requested by EPIC regarding the implementation of explosives-detecting full-body scanners for surface transportation, as those documents were covered under trade secrets and interagency communication exemptions....
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