Posted by: becketfund | July 6, 2010

United Arab Emirates: Officials Say No to Airport Body Scanners

DUBAI – Ahmad Mohammad Bin Thani, head of Dubai police’s general department of airport security, announced that Dubai will not be using full-body scanners in either of its two airports as they “contradict Islam, and out of respect for the privacy of individuals and their personal freedom,” AFP reported on July 6.  Several European nations have tested the technology, including France, Britain and the Netherlands. Japanese and South Korean airports have also started test programs. The machines have remained controversial due to privacy worries, as they generate images of passengers’ entire bodies.

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