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Privacy Coalition Launches Campaign to Halt the Use of Whole Body Imaging

EPIC announced a national campaign today to suspend the use of "Whole Body Imaging" -- devices that photograph American air travelers stripped naked in US airports. The campaign responds to a policy reversal by the TSA which would now make the the "virtual strip search" mandatory, instead of voluntary as originally announced. EPIC and others say that there are inadequate safeguards to prevent the misuse of the images. They are asking Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to suspend the program and to allow for public comment.

Airport security bares all, or does it?, CNN.com, May 18, 2009