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TSA Begins Court Ordered Rulemaking on Body Scanner Program, EPIC Urges Public Comment
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Thursday Mar 28th, 2013 10:50 PM
Please use this opportunity to voice your opinion to the TSA about their airport screening procedure. Your opinion can be anonymous
"The TSA announced today that it will begin a public comment process on its airport screening procedures. The action follows from a 2011 court order in EPIC v. DHS. In that case, the Federal Appeals Court for the DC Circuit found that the agency unlawfully deployed body scanners in US airports. In a proposed two-sentence change to the agency's extensive regulations, the TSA seeks to grant itself authority to continue to deploy Nude Body Scanners ("NBS") without establishing privacy safeguards. EPIC, which brought the successful challenging to the TSA program, is urging public comment on the agency proposal. EPIC is recommending that the TSA adopt more effective screening procedures. If the TSA continues with Nude Body Scanner program, EPIC said the agency should make clear the right of individuals to opt-out as well as require privacy filters for all devices. For more information, see EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of Body Scanner Program)."

Public opinion to the TSA can be given here:

http://www.regulations.gov/#!submitComment;D=TSA-2013-0004-0001

EPIC website on the story here: http://epic.org/2013/03/tsa-begins-court-ordered-rulem.html