Some travelers displeased about TSA body scanners – Government Executive

The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Tuesday released a list of more than 40 complaints filed by air travelers about the use of whole-body imaging machines.

The complaints were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Most are short and direct, where passengers generally said they believe the machines are invasive and violate their privacy.

“These documents reveal that many travelers are unhappy with the privacy and health implications of this technology,” said Ginger McCall, EPIC’s staff counsel. “The documents also show that many travelers are not aware that they are being subjected to whole-body imaging and are not informed of the option to have a pat-down instead.”