Two months ago, CBS reported that Senator Schumer had announced his intention to introduce a bill that would criminalize recording of or distribution of airport security body scan images. Yesterday he introduced it. Jaikumar Vijayan reports:
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) today proposed legislation that would make the misuse of airport body scan images a federal crime.
The Security Screening Confidential Data Privacy Act would prohibit the dissemination or photographing of scanned body images by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials or anyone else with access to the scanning machines. Violators would face up to a year in prison and fines of up to $100,000 per violation.
The bill is proposed as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Reauthorization Bill currently being debated in the Senate.
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