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 August 21, 2010  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Katherine McIntire Peters and Aliya Sternstein report:

Unhappy Senate lawmakers have asked the U.S. Marshals Service, an arm of the Justice Department, to explain why it has stored more than 35,000 whole body imaging scans taken at a federal courthouse in Florida.

In an Aug. 19 letter to the agency, Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said they were concerned individuals’ privacy might be compromised.

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You can read a copy of the entire letter here (pdf).

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