Privacy

by Mike Masnick


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patrick leahy, privacy, scanners, tsa



Patrick Leahy Says TSA Scanners Are Invasive; Will Investigate Them

from the well-that's-a-start dept

We've had plenty of problems with Senator Patrick Leahy on this blog, as his push is to always make intellectual property laws worse, such as with ProIP and now COICA. However, sometimes he does things that deserve kudos, such as his plan to investigate the TSA's new scanners, calling them "invasive." Leahy apparently wants the Senate Judiciary Committee (which he heads) to examine whether or not the machines really make sense. Of course, perhaps we should withhold any kudos until we find out what comes out of that "review..."

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    Christopher (profile), 18 Jan 2011 @ 2:15am

    These things are not on invasive, they are unsafe AND go against the Fourth Amendment, which bans all searches without due cause and process... meaning, without a warrant.

    It doesn't matter if you are using a PRIVATE service or not, there is simply no justification for these searches. I would have been much happier if they would have focused on securing the cockpit with bulletproof doors and doing nothing else.

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