Friday, July 29, 2011

ACLU on new software upgrade

A Honolulu paper asks a local ACLU lawyer about the latest TSA software upgrade:
New software that will eliminate detailed images of passengers on body-scanning monitors at Honolulu Airport is a significant step toward enhancing privacy, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii said Thursday.
Still, the ACLU said it remains concerned about scanned images and pat-downs.
...Laurie Temple, ACLU Hawaii staff attorney, said Thursday she still has questions about the new software and noted travelers are still subjected to intrusive pat-downs, which a number of travelers equate with being sexually assaulted.