New York City Airports to Use Full-Body Scanners

By Ben Fractenberg on July 21, 2010 10:52am 

A TSA agent looks at an image of a full-body scan at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
A TSA agent looks at an image of a full-body scan at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — You may have to show security more than you bargained for next time you fly in New York City.

John F. Kennedy and La Guardia airports are planning to install full-body X-ray machines within the next couple months, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

The Transportation Security Agency told the Post the machines will scan passengers "quickly, and without physical contact." Screeners will reportedly work in rooms away from the security lines and all the images will be deleted, according to the TSA.

The agency did not say how many machines will placed in the airports or at which terminals, the paper reported.

The Electronic Privacy Information Agency brought a suit against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the use of the machines violates the Fourth Amendment, the group’s website said.

"The little girl in me doesn't like it, but the world's a dangerous place," frequent traveler Julie Campagna told WCBS-TV. "It always has been, but now it's particularly dangerous."


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