Passenger Screening Using Advanced Imaging Technology

 
Docket ID: TSA-2013-0004
Agency: Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Summary:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a final rule to address whether screening and inspection of an individual, conducted to control access to the sterile area of an airport or to an aircraft, may include the use of advanced imaging technology (AIT). The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) was published on March 26, 2013, to comply with the decision rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security on July 15, 2011. 653 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2011). The Court directed TSA to conduct notice and comment rulemaking on the use of AIT in the primary screening of passengers. The final rule makes clear that TSA no longer uses images of actual passengers and now uses a generic image through the use of ATR technology installed on all AIT machines. The rule emphasizes that AIT is the best available technology to detect both metallic and non-metallic objects and safeguards agency flexibility to respond to evolving threats.

RIN: 1652-AA67
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 1540.107
Priority: Economically Significant

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    • Many citizens, including myself, find the burden of screening to be so great that I have chosen to give up flying altogether. In my considered opinion, such interference vastly...

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      06/25/2013

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    • There are so many reasons to protest this action by the TSA. Let's start with the fact that it's a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution which states: "The right...

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      07/02/2013

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    • I personally think it's the wrong decision to put other ingredients in different types of flavored milk. The FDA can possibly put other substances instead of the original items...

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      05/21/2013

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    • Your current security measures are a complete invasion of privacy and a violation of the fourth amendment against unreasonable searches. You have no reason to suspect the...

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    • The body scans are intrusive, medically questionable and unnecessary. I support metal detectors and opting for a personal screening. After opting out several times I decided to...

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    • The groping of genitals, breasts and buttocks must stop. This is a Cold War era Soviet Block tactic. It has no practical benefit and is only used by oppressive governments to...

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    • Please stop with all the security theater! Enough is enough. No Advanced Imaging. Just stop!

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    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

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    • Full body scanners are an invasion of privacy and should not be used.

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    • I have four complaints about the TSA's use of these new, supposedly "advanced" scanners: 1. Radiation. I travel quite a lot and don't want to be exposed to unnecessary radiation...

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    • These technologies sacrifice the health, safety, and privacy of individuals who wish to travel via air transport and those who work on airplanes. They provide an illusion of...

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    • I would like to take this opportunity to voice my view that full body imaging technology violates my rights as a US citizen. These machines constitute a breach of my privacy...

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    • Political correctness has diminished the effectiveness and greatly increased the costs of our flight safety programs. This needs to stop right now. We need to profile our enemies...

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    • These scans and pat-downs have been wrong from the very beginning. Americans have the right to travel freely within our borders; we should not have to submit to search and/or...

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    • Barry Soetoro and Queen Michelle are sucking the American taxpayer bone dry. They are the greatest offender to American stability and sovereignty in the history of our great...

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    • Most of the comments posted in favor of naked body imaging so far indicate that the naked body scanners are desired only because they are preferable to the gropes--er, patdowns...

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    • I am concerned about the pre-dominant use of X-ray equipment without sufficient independent verification of the medical impact of a single or repeated dose(s) of radiation on the...

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    • As a concerned citizen, I think the advanced imaging scanners, not the old style x-ray machines, need to be discontinued until more safety studies and tests are done. While...

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    • My primary concern is the scanners were rushed into action without adequate testing to insure safe operation. While I understand the exposure under normal operation is low, I am...

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    • These scanners are expensive, obscenely invasive, and provide at best an illusion of security. This program should be discontinued immediately.

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      05/23/2013

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    • TSA CANNOT CONTINUE USE OF ELECTRONIC STRIP SEARCHES. TSA claimed these devices would only be used for secondary screening. TSA lied! TSA has trashed millions of dollars of...

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      06/18/2013

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    • See attached file(s) Summary: The TSA’s summary to the proposed rule is outright deceptive and indicates willful misrepresentation of the facts, choice and options that it and...

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      04/19/2013

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    • Two words: "Security Theater." Complete waste of time and money, and a violation of personal rights to boot. Shut it down.

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      06/04/2013

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      04/11/2013

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    • I am fiercely opposed to the imaging technology used at most airports. We have to take off our shoes, remove belts, and take everything out of our pockets. Then we are subjected...

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      05/29/2013

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    • Advanced Imaging Technology solutions have been shown -- time after time -- to be trivially bypassed and ineffective as security tools. The devices are nothing more than security...

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      06/10/2013

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    • How many different ways can I say "No!"? You have not shown that your methods are effective (they aren't, we know this) or safe. Saying that it is safe doesn't make it so - too...

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      04/08/2013

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      TSA-2013-0004-0423
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      Donald Roberts
    • I strongly disapprove of the TSA using advanced imaging technology. This tech is costly, undignified, and completely ineffective. It creates a massive inconvenience for innocent...

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      06/25/2013

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    • No passenger can "choose" to go through the AIT scanner or get a "patdown," because both violate our rights and our privacy. This "choice" is nothing more than a ruse set up by the...

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      06/28/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4910
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    • These things are a huge waste of money that do not make us safer. The best thing you can say about the millimeter wave scanners is that at least they don't have the potential to...

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      06/05/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3115
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      Mark Stillwell
    • I really hope this isn't some bullshit try to make the people feel in charge scheme. What the TSA does is against our 4th Amendment right to be safe from unlawful searches and...

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      04/24/2013

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      Anonymous
    • Thank you for the opportunity to express my opinion that this is an unreasonable search. Other European countries where I have traveled did not need them to be safe. We did well...

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      06/12/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3587
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      Anonymous
    • I am opposed to the invasive body scans and I will always opt out. My family will always opt out. My friends will always opt out. My children's children will opt out. My children's...

    • Public Submission
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      06/11/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3459
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      Brian
    • The use of AIT constitutes an invasive and unreasonable search of law-abiding citizens. Additionally, there is no transparency to demonstrate to passengers that the images of their...

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      05/21/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-1971
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      Anonymous
    • As a concerned citizen, I believe these scanners violate my right to privacy and I am still concerned about the safety of continued use. We need further study to determine the...

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      06/20/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3903
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      Steve Bennyhoff
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

    • Public Submission
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      07/02/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-5376
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      Alex Montgomery
    • I am opposed to the full body scanner because of the radiation I am exposed to. I opt out of this scanner every time I fly. I would like a screening process that is "radiation...

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      06/28/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4723
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      Deborah McMahon
    undefined
    • The TSA has made air travel impossible for current victims of sexual assault to patronize until the TSA is forced to stop their abuse of power, their sexual harassment, and their...

    • Public Submission
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      06/27/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4681
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      Elizabeth Gathman
    • These devices MUST have proper safety analysis performed and the risks disclosed to the public; furthermore the analysis should take into consideration risk for vulnerable classes...

    • Public Submission
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      06/11/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3309
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      Casey Fipps
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

    • Public Submission
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      07/18/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-5564
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      DeeDee Casto
    • When I swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both domestic and foreign, I made a commitment to uphold the spirit and the letter of...

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      06/24/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4047
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      Cheryl Mason-Middleton
    • We have been through the scanners and the agents were gracious to us. We appreciated that very much. Even though that was our experience, I do not believe that this should be...

    • Public Submission
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      04/02/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-0156
    • Organization:
      none
    • Submitter Name:
      Scott Schober
    • Protecting our country and its citizens safety and security does not need to come as a result of sacrificing our freedoms. These scanners cross a line and should be removed from...

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      06/10/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3273
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    • Submitter Name:
      Holly
    • "Dear TSA: As member of the LGBT and allied community, I am deeply concerned that the TSA's proposed rule does nothing to protect passenger privacy and merely expands the agency's...

    • Public Submission
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      06/28/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-4773
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      Keaira Finlay
    • I want the TSA to totally abandon Advanced Imaging Technology and eliminate pat-downs. The TSA should instead utilize metal detectors as the primary screening technology and...

    • Public Submission
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      04/23/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-0811
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      Michele Garrett
    • Please see the docket ID TSA-2013-0004. I think that the advanced imagining technology is too invasive and strips Americans of our constitutional right against unreasonable...

    • Public Submission
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      06/04/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-2822
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      E. B.
    • The regulation states: "The level of acceptance by passengers has been high; the vast majority of passengers do not object to AIT screening." As a passenger, I consider this...

    • Public Submission
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      06/20/2013

    • ID:
      TSA-2013-0004-3952
    • Organization:
    • Submitter Name:
      Katherine B.
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