January 21, 2010

6th Jan, 2010


Airport scanners may break child porn laws

The new body scanners introduced at UK's airports threaten to breach child-protection laws, which ban the creation of indecent images of children . Images too graphic, say UK's privacy campaigners. Govt faces demands to exempt under-18s from scans.

However, Stephen Phispson, president of Smiths Detection, the world's largest maker of full-body scanners insists that the machines only show outlines - blurred images, and that they are far less intrusive than the traditional pat down of the body.

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