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Topic # 87708 4-Aug-2011 17:39 Send private message

Saw this on the tech liberty site:

New Zealand Customs have been trialling body scanners at Auckland Airport and are now working on plans to implement them

Ref: http://techliberty.org.nz/customs-testing-body-scanners/ 

What a terrible idea, reminded me of Lessig's session from the NetHui where he was talking about how we need to resist blindly following along and doing what the US does.

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  Reply # 502062 4-Aug-2011 18:04

Isn't the US moving to scanners that display a generic image with the suspicious items highlighted rather than an image of the actual person?

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  Reply # 502250 5-Aug-2011 08:38 Send private message

I believe so. maybe NZ bought the old ones cheap..




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  Reply # 502370 5-Aug-2011 12:07 Send private message

with respect to a person searched under subsection (1), a member of the police, an aviation officer, a Customs officer, or an agent of the carrier authorised by the carrier for the purpose may not use an aid or device that produces an unclothed image of the person.


So how exactly is this legal?

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  Reply # 502378 5-Aug-2011 12:09 Send private message

Mooseboy: with respect to a person searched under subsection (1), a member of the police, an aviation officer, a Customs officer, or an agent of the carrier authorised by the carrier for the purpose may not use an aid or device that produces an unclothed image of the person.


So how exactly is this legal?


It may not be legal now, but you can imagine our noble MPs going very quickly to a midnight session and changing the law...
 




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