Marshalls were leaked online and sparked rumors that the Transportation Safety Administration would also be saving and therefore potentially leaking naked images of random passengers from airport screening lines across the country. Not true, says a TSA spokesman. Marshalls for example -- have saved body scan images. Soule insists, however, that the TSA does not, nor will they ever, do so. Even in the case of a TSA agent discovering weapons or other hazardous material on a passenger through the body scan, the image is still not saved for use as evidence, Soule said.
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Naked Body Scan Images Never Saved, TSA Says - CBS News
History US [ edit ] The first full body security scanner was developed by Dr. Steven W Smith,   who developed the Secure whole body scanner in He subsequently sold the device and associated patents to Rapiscan Systems , who now manufacture and distribute the device. Rights to this technology were subsequently acquired by Brijot Imaging Systems , who further matured a commercial-grade product line and now manufacture, market and support the passive millimeter wave devices. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. June Play media Video from the TSA explaining the procedure Schiphol in the Netherlands was the first airport in the world to implement this device on a large scale after a test with flight personnel the previous year. On May 15, two of 17 purchased security scans were installed.
Naked Body Scan Images Never Saved, TSA Says
In all, the TSA has about machines in operation at airports. Advocates say the naked body scanners machines are efficient at spotting threats and are much faster than administering strip searches. But they have also generated complaints from critics who say the X-ray exposure they subject passengers to could be a health risk.
Updated Nov 18, A lot of people despise the idea of the x-ray body scanners in airports, and it's easy to understand why. However, for a lot of people, the alternative is just as bad as demonstrated by John Tyner's now-viral "Don't touch my junk" video ; they don't want to be groped by a perfect stranger anymore than they want a perfect stranger to see them naked. I imagine there are a lot of people who share my reasoning.