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EU MPs concerned by airport full-body scanners – Yahoo Canada News

October 24, 2008

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – Airport full-body scanners that show people’s private parts are a virtual strip search, European Union lawmakers said Thursday, calling for detailed study of the technology before it is used.

The scanners “have a serious impact on the fundamental rights of citizens,” the lawmakers said in a resolution adopted by 361 votes to 16, with 181 abstentions.

The non-binding resolution asks the bloc’s executive European Commission to carry out an economic, medical and human rights assessment of the impact of using full-body scanners.

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