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Human Rights Nonsense (24): Privacy Group Demands Public Disclosure of Private Data

body scan invasion of privacy

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) – a nonprofit group focused on civil rights and privacy interests – has brought a FOIA case to demand the public release of thousands of body-scan images of air travelers.

I realize that the goal of the public release of thousands of images is to influence public opinion on the use of body-scanners. I gather the idea is that by forcing the government to disclose the images, more people will get upset about them. In turn, that can help lead to a change in policy in which the body-scan images are less likely to be made in the first place. Still, this strikes me as a somewhat odd step for a privacy group. (source)

In the meantime, a judge has ruled that the government has no obligation under the Freedom of Information Act to produce the images to the plaintiffs.

More on airport security here. Something on the importance of the right to privacy is here. More human rights nonsense is here.

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One thought on “Human Rights Nonsense (24): Privacy Group Demands Public Disclosure of Private Data

  1. Pingback: Ironic Human Rights Violations (8): Using a Woman’s Naked Image to Protest the Use of Naked Images | P.A.P.-BLOG – HUMAN RIGHTS ETC.

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