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Full body scanners to hit Australian airports


Published on Feb 8, 2012

If new airport security measures are ratified by law makers next week, travelers in Australia will have to undergo full body scans before flying. In a radical AU$28 million (US$30 million) security overhaul, the scanners will be installed at all international airports from July, following trials at Sydney and Melbourne in August and September last year. The scanners are able to detect metallic and nonmetallic items beneath clothing, but authorities deny that passengers appear nude on security monitors. According to the Herald Sun, images of genderless stick-men will be generated and immediately deleted when the passenger is cleared. The Privacy Commission has already approved the technology and the process will be compulsory for all passengers.

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