UN: Airport Scanners Violate Rights

Montreal Gazette – A UN expert yesterday said the growing use of full body scanners in airport security was a breach of individual rights.

Martin Scheinin, the UN special rapporteur on the protection of human rights, said while countering extremism scanners were both an ineffective means of prevention and an excessive intrusion into individual privacy…

Scheinin, who was appointed to monitor the impact of anti-terror measures on individual freedoms five years ago, told the UN Human Rights Council better detection technology could be better for human rights.

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