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Whole Body Imaging in Airport Scanners: Activate Privacy Filters to Achieve Security and Privacy

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Executive Summary

Whole Body Imaging (WBI) technologies are being deployed as a passenger scanning measure in a growing number of airports in order to complement, and at times replace, other security technologies such as metal or explosive detectors. Described in the press as a "Naked Scanner," these technologies have the ability to produce high-quality images of the naked body beneath a passenger's clothes. Improved airport security, however, need not come at the expense of privacy - both may be achieved together in a positive-sum (not zero-sum) manner.

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