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What is interesting, Chris, is that Israel feels that deployment of such scanners runs counter to good security.

I've taken a light hearted look at airport security on my blog, but with a serious purpose. I feel that the technology is already behind the next development.

The recommendations by Dr Cavoukian are already largely embedded in the US DHS TSA's planned deployment and operation of these scanners.

The problem which remains is the near certainty that either/both:

a) the humans in the loop will violate the terms (and e.g. carry cameras/mobile phones in to the restricted areas where the images may be viewed); See Lauren Weinstein's excellent summary of of how to defeat these protocols, at -


b) the DHS TSA will later change the rules out of future "expedient necessity".
As with massive databases, the simple existence of the information poses the risk, despite all reasonable safeguards.

All of that having been said, I personally don't care about the privacy invasive aspects of these scanners .. but I will still opt for patdowns instead, because in my experience patdowns are faster and require less complete removal of objects (especially passports) from pockets!

Jay Libove, CISSP, CIPP

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