ERA criticises full body scanners

ERA criticises full body scanners

A new report from the European Regions Airline Association has stated that anti-terrorist security measures must place greater emphasis on detection of intent rather than detection of means. At the Transport Security Expo and Conference ERA’s General Manager Technical Services Nick Mower said that aside that privacy concerns, new scanning equipment is expensive and not addressing the root cause of the problem. “It is not the weapon that’s dangerous, but the intention of the person using it,” explained Mower. “Basic passenger profiling techniques cost nothing and can tell you much about the intent of that passenger and whether they are likely to pose a threat. Yet frequent travellers will be able to testify how often you can pass through airport security without even making eye contact with security agents.”

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