UK Daily Mail
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
The introduction of full body scanners at Heathrow and Manchester airports has today caused outrage among civil liberty campaigners who say that they are an invasion of privacy.
Campaigners claim the scanners, which act like a mini radar device ’seeing’ beneath ordinary clothing, breach privacy rules under the Human Rights Act.
The exemption of under 18s from being scanned, which was in place during the trial of the machines in Manchester amid fears the scanners could breach child protection laws, has also been removed.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) also warned that using profiling techniques to single out Muslims, Asians and black people for scanning at airports could breach race and religious discrimination laws introduced by the government.