Trial for hi-tech scanner at airport will show private parts

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Trial for hi-tech scanner at airport will show private parts

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:42 pm

MELBOURNE, WED:

Images of travellers’ breasts and genitals will not be obscured during a trial of a hi-tech scanner at the airport here, according to a report in the Herald Sun Online.
For the next six weeks domestic travellers will have the option to go through the airport’s new “virtual strip search” which can see through clothing and show peoples’ private parts.

George Brenan, acting executive director of the Office of Transport Security, told the Herald Sun Online none of the “chalk outline” images from the X-ray Backscatter would invade people’s privacy because there would be “a woman looking at the scans of women and a man looking at the scans of men”.

Brenan said faces would be blurred and the screen monitors would be seated away from the passenger line and unable to compare faces to bodies.

But he said that genitals and breasts would not be blurred because it compromised the machine’s detection capabilities.
“It’s not an image people would find invasive,” Brenan is quoted as saying.

He said there would be a barrier between the people who see the scanned images and the passengers so that no one can compare.

“There’re two screens set up in the screening room, and the person who’s directing the passenger through the machine indicates to the screening room whether it’s a male or female person,” he said.

“They’re set up separately... they’re next to each other but they can’t see each other’s screen.”

Brenan said employees will not be allowed to take camera phones or any other type of photographic equipment into the monitoring room.

“It’s not possible to save an image or get it out of the machine, it’s physically not possible,” Herald Sun Online reports Brenan as saying.

Further trials in Sydney and Adelaide airports will start next week.

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:42 pm

anyone planning to go to Australia?

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Post by Maya on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:31 pm

but y?

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Post by Guest on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:54 pm

Maya wrote:but y?

what u mean?

ur "y" is for the posting or for my question?

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Post by Maya on Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:02 pm

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