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Full body scanner in use at O’Hare Airport | Does safety outweigh privacy issues?

Jason Knowles

March 15, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Critics call it an invasion of privacy, but most passengers at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport told ABC 7 the full body scanner is OK because it improves safety.

The high-tech security system called the Advanced Imaging Technology Unit is being used in United’s Terminal One at O’Hare International Airport. It takes 5 to 8 seconds for the system to scan a passenger. Officials say the body scanners safely screen passengers for metallic and nonmetallic threats, including explosives. But critics argue the scanners invade privacy because of its ability to see through clothing.

Full body scanner in use at O’Hare Airport | Does safety outweigh privacy issues? – 3/15/10 – Chicago News – abc7chicago.com.