Friday, January 7, 2011

The Stripping of Freedom: EPIC vs. DHS on TSA Body Scanners

From Network World:
The Department Of Homeland Security finally filed an its answer brief in EPIC's suit to suspend TSA's controversial airport body scanner program. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) argued that body scanners are 'unlawful, invasive, and ineffective,' but DHS responded that EPIC's claims are 'unfounded' and 'meritless.'

The EPIC opening brief [PDF] outlined several violations and asked the Court to halt all use of DHS naked body scanners. EPIC brought claims under the Fourth Amendment, the Privacy Act, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and the Administrative Procedure Act.

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