Appeals Court: TSA Violated Laws Installing Scanners

A federal appeals court ruled that the TSA violated federal law when installing full-body scanners in U.S. airports without proper procedure, but the controversial security check is still constitutional. CNET reported the Washington, D.C. appeals court said the agency violated people's privacy rights by not notifying or consulting the public before implementing them, rejecting the Obama administration's arguments that the agency was exempt from those laws. But according to Forbes, TSA did not violate the Fourth Amendment privacy rights because security overrules, and the scanners don't need to be halted. D.C.-based advocacy group, The Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed the lawsuit in July 2010.

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