THEAGE.COM.AU ANDREW HEASLEY, Feb 5, 2010 Despite privacy concerns, figures show tens of thousands of curious Australians volunteered for controversial ‘nude’ security scanners during trials at the nation’s airports.
The figures reveal that vast majority of Australians considered the scans to be equal to, or better than, the current airport security screening process.
However, five of Australia’s leading privacy and civil liberties groups have called on the federal government to hold an open, public assessment of the privacy and health implications of full-body scanners before any machines are introduced to Australian airports.
Pressure is mounting on the government to fall into line with US and UK security measures.
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