July 24, 2014

New Documents Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body Scanners

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071210TSA 300x111 New Documents Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body Scanners

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by Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com

Newly released internal government documents, obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act, reveal that the TSA, and specifically the head of the Department of Homeland Security, “publicly mischaracterized” the findings of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in stating that NIST had positively confirmed the safety of full body scanners in tests.

Internal emails between NIST and the DHS, obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), show how NIST was “a little concerned” by a USA Today article published November 15, 2010, in which Janet Napolitano, the head of DHS, claimed that NIST had “affirmed the safety” of the airport scanners.

In the private email response, NIST stated that the Institute had not, in fact, tested full body scanners at all for safety, and that the Institute does not even undertake product testing.

The email (below) states that the director of NIST was “not looking for corrections”, but wished to “offer clarification”, that the agency “doesn’t want any mischaracterization of their work continued.”

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