Thursday, January 14, 2010

Commissioner Reding warning re. strip search machines

The Washington Post reports that Commissioner Reding is asking for some restraint on the out of control idea to deploy strip search machines at all airports.
"The European Union should not rush into introducing full-body scanners at airports but give consideration to privacy and health questions, the EU's justice commissioner-designate said on Tuesday...
"We need to look at less intrusive means; Human beings have dignity and every measure has to be clarified first. Does it respect human dignity, does it respect privacy and does it respect health?...
We have to have a very clear line on this. We must never be driven by fear but by our values," Reding told parliamentarians.  "
Finally some sense.

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