Privacy fears hinder Homeland Security

May 19, 2009
Homeland Security News
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Privacy proponents are planning a national campaign to protest the Department of Homeland Security’s use of a new airport security technology that some worry reveals a bit too much underneath the clothes, CNN reports.

The so-called “whole-body imaging” technology, critics say, conducts a digital strip search, producing naked pictures that are impossible to make secure.

“People need to know what’s happening, with no sugar-coating and no spinning,” says Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which is leading the charge. (