WOSU News Archives For: November 25, 2010

Body Scanner “Opt-Out” Day Ineffective at Port Columbus

A woman lines up between two black boxes that make up the full-body scanner. It takes only seconds to conduct the scan. TSA officials say passengers are chosen at random. (Click on image to enlarge.)
12:00AM
November 25, 2010

The efforts of some privacy advocates Wednesday to cause long line at airport security check points by “opting-out” of body scanners and “opting-in” to more time-consuming pat downs proved non-existent at Port Columbus. WOSU reports despite the holiday rush, operations were running smoothly.