Dec 092010
 
 December 9, 2010  Surveillance

The Congressional Research Service recently issued,  “Changes in Airport Passenger Screening Technologies and Procedures: Frequently Asked Questions”

Bart Elias Specialist in Aviation Policy
November 23, 2010

The FAQ covers the following topics:

  • What Changes Are Being Made?
  • What Prompted These Changes?
  • What Is Advanced Imaging Technology and How Is It Being Used?
  • What Is the Funding for AIT?
  • How and Where Is AIT Being Deployed?
  • Where Else Is AIT Being Deployed?
  • Is AIT Effective?
  • Is AIT Efficient?
  • What Specific Changes Have Been Made to Pat-Down Procedures?
  • Why Do the New Screening Procedures Raise Privacy Concerns?
  • What Has Been Done or Proposed to Allay Privacy Concerns?
  • What Concerns Have Been Raised Regarding Religious or Cultural Sensitivities?
  • Does WBI Have Potential Human Health Effects?
  • What Screening Options Do Passengers Have?
  • What If Passengers Have a Specific Complaint About Screening?
  • What Alternative Screening Techniques Are Available?
  • Have These Issues Been Addressed in Legislation?

Read the FAQ on FAS (pdf)

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