Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
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Apparently I can't opt out of a full body scan.

When I flew to Belfast I was asked to stand inside a full-body scanner. So I did, because I completely wasn't expecting to be asked (and was curious as to what I'd see).

Having checked, it turns out that it wouldn't have mattered what I wanted - there is no right to opt-out in the UK.

The image produced wasn't one of the ones that produces a naked image - the display showed a cartoony image of a person, which could then have something superimposed over it to show anything it picked up. Which, in this case, it didn't.

I _think_, although I'm not sure, that the scanners are different from the millimeter wave ones that are now banned in Europe - the last paragraph of this article seems to indicate that in any case.



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