Skip to comments.Court Grants Government Motion in EPIC Body Scanner Lawsuit
Posted on 01/13/2011 3:22:51 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 12, 2011 - A federal court granted the Department of Homeland Security's motion to conclude one of EPIC's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits.
The decision stems from a 2009 lawsuit brought by EPIC, a leading privacy organization to obtain information about the controversial airport body scanners. As a result of the lawsuit, EPIC has already obtained the technical specifications and vendors contract for the screening devices that generate naked images of air travelers.
According to EPIC, the documents show that the devices can store, record, and transmit images. "The documents show that the TSA was not honest with the public about the body scanner program," said EPIC Counsel Ginger McCall.
EPIC was also seeking more than 2,000 images generated by airport body scanners held by the TSA. The government opposed the disclosure.
Today, a federal court agreed with the government on that part of the case, saying that current law allowed the agency to "exempt" the information. That law is currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court.
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Sounds like a Mellencamp song.
Gee. Imagine that.
The naked truth.
How long will it be, that in the name of national security, you’ll have to get your bare naked rear-end xrayed to walk into your local Safeway store?
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