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Well that didn't take long…

The Guardian has reported the first official incident of misuse of full-body scanner information

The police have issued a warning for harassment against an airport worker after he allegedly took a photo of a female colleague as she went through a full-body scanner at Heathrow airport.

The incident, which occurred at terminal 5 on 10 March, is believed to be the first time an airport worker has been formally disciplined for misusing the scanners.

Here was the chance to set the standard for abuse and all he got was a warning.  Adjust privacy expectations accordingly.  And it doesn’t sound like the co-worker is taking it as well as Shah Rukh did.