Subscribe!Get all the best of On Walkabout by subscribing.

Virtual Strip Search Controversy at Australia’s Airports

UPDATE: Welcome Buzzfeed Readers!  Thanks for visiting the site and I hope you take a look around this site that is filled with great information about living Down Under.  A good place to get started would be by browsing through my travelogs filled with stories and high quality pictures from around both Australia and New Zealand.  If you like what you see consider becoming a subscriber to the site.

Once again thanks for visiting.

__________________________________________________

I really couldn’t care about this issue either way, but I do understand why people would be upset with this:

PASSENGERS have condemned the trial of new airport x-ray technology dubbed the “virtual strip search”, saying they fear images of their genitals will end up on Facebook and MySpace.

Children could be screened by pedophiles, while pregnant women could be exposed to radiation if the new technology is accepted, say news.com.au readers.

The full-body scanner, on trial in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide airports from this month, allows screeners to detect non-metallic devices, objects and weapons concealed on a person’s body. It also reveals body outlines, organs and genitals. [News.com]

If this technology means that I don’t have to empty my pockets, take off my shoes, or belt at airport security anymore then I would be all for it.

One Comment

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *