TSA Violates Your Privacy, Ties themselves in Little Knot of Lies
There’s a story in InformationWeek about the latest TSA privacy violation, “TSA Promises Privacy For Subjects Of Clothing-Penetrating Scans:”
“We are committed to testing technologies that improve security while protecting passenger privacy,” said TSA administrator Kip Hawley in a statement. “Privacy is ensured through the anonymity of the image: It will never be stored, transmitted, or printed, and it will be deleted immediately once viewed.” (Emphasis added)
Ensuring privacy, as the TSA describes it, involves having security officers view images from remote locations. Thus, the security officer cannot identify the passenger, visually or by some other means, but can send word to fellow officers if a threat is detected.
Hey Kip, precisely how do images go to a remote location to be viewed without being transmitted?
Call Congress and ask why TSA is allowed to outright lie to people.
There’s other good analysis of the proposal in the Information Week article. I simply wanted to comment on the obvious inconsistency in what TSA is claiming.