Filed under: Civil Liberties, DHS, Information, Military Industrial Complex, Prison Industrial Complex, Privacy | Tagged: Department of Homeland Security, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Freedom of Information Act, L-3 Communications, Millimeter wave scanner, Rapiscan Systems, surveillance, Transportation Security Administration |
Posted on 2010 January 12 by BBVM
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has posted more than 250 pages of documents it obtained in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit concerning body scanners. The documents, released by the Department of Homeland Security, reveal that Whole Body Imaging machines can record, store, and transmit digital strip search images of Americans. This contradicts assurances made by the Transportation Security Administration. The documents include TSA Procurement Specifications, TSA Operational Requirements, TSA contract with L3, TSA contract with Rapiscan (1), and TSA contract with Rapiscan (2). The DHS has withheld other documents that EPIC is seeking. For more information, see EPIC: Whole Body Imaging Technology and EPIC: Open Government.