In this age of terrorism fear and increased security, we live with the necessary hassle of full-body scanners at airports. While going through these scanners can be time consuming and a hassle as we try to make our way onto our flights, have you thought about what happens to the scanned images of your body?
Well, if you haven't, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has given this some thought. Indeed, he is proposing a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to distribute or copy these images in an unauthorized fashion. Penalties potentially could include fines of as much as $100,000, up to a year in prison, or possibly both.
The Transportation Security Administration reportedly has stated that the images are deleted after review, the images are not susceptible of storing, printing or distributing, and that blurring of images blocks individual identification.
Still, Schumer's bill is designed to add legal force just in case as to technology that scans under our clothing.
While security is vital, privacy is important too.