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.)
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.