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Use of body scanners at airports must not intrude on passenger's privacy or dignity

Distribution: immediate – 24/05/2011 

 
Today the European Parliament's Transport Committee voted on the controversial issue of using "body scanners" for aviation security. Ever since they were first tested in certain Member States, ALDE expressed doubts over their real effectiveness in the fight against terrorism and their respect to fundamental rights and freedom.

"If we have to yield to the evidence that certain Member States already introduced body scanners we will make sure that their use is regulated by common EU rules and subjected to clear and stringent conditions to ensure passenger health, personal data as well as the individual dignity and privacy of passengers." stated ALDE coordinator and spokesperson on the issue, Gesine Meissner (FDP, Germany).

"Passengers must be given the choice to refuse to undergo this check, in favour of an alternative. We also insist that only representative images of the human body be used instead of actual profiles to avoid erosion of personal privacy, since the scope of the scanning process is only to detect prohibited objects."

"We regret that the two largest groups succeeded in changing the wording "body scanners" into "security scanners" continued Ms Meissner, who concluded: "We need to call things by their name. Changing "body" into "security" does not make it less intrusive."

Sophie In't Veld (D66, Netherland) ALDE spokesperson on body scanners in the Civil Liberties Committee is insisting that body scanner images are not stored:

"It is important that data obtained from body scanners is not stored. Operators who misuse or hold onto the data should face appropriate sanctions."

"Furthermore the travelling public has the right to know where these scanners are installed, especially if they are placed in locations other than airports."

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L'utilisation de scanners corporels dans les aéroports ne doit pas s'immiscer dans la vie du passager ou dans sa dignité
 
La commission des Transports du Parlement européen s'est prononcée  aujourd'hui sur la question controversée de l'utilisation de "scanners corporels" dans le cadre des mesures de sûreté aérienne. Dès l'origine et les premiers tests dans les aéroports européens, l'ADLE a exprimé des doutes sur leur efficacité réelle dans la lutte contre le terrorisme et le respect des droits fondamentaux et de la liberté.

"Si nous devons nous rendre à l'évidence que certains États membres utilisent déjà des scanners corporels, nous devons veiller à ce que leur emploi soit réglementé par des règles communes européennes et soumis à des conditions claires et strictes afin de garantir la santé des passagers, la confidentialité des données personnelles ainsi que la dignité de la personne et la vie privée des passagers," a déclaré  Gesine MEISSNER (FDP, Allemagne) coordinatrice de l'ADLE et porte-parole sur la question.

"Les passagers doivent avoir le choix de refuser de se soumettre à cette vérification et de choisir une alternative. Nous insistons également pour que des images représentatives du corps humain soient utilisées à la place des profils réels afin d'éviter la dégradation de la vie privée, puisque le champ d'application du processus de numérisation ne vise qu'à détecter les objets interdits."

"Nous regrettons que les deux plus grands groupes aient réussi à remplacer  le libellé" scanners corporels " par " scanners de sécurité », a poursuivi Mme Meissner, qui a conclu:« Nous devons appeler les choses par leur nom. Modifier le mot  "corporel" par "sécurité"  n'en rend pas moins intrusive cette technologie. "

Sophie IN'T VELD (D66, Pays-Bas), vice-présidente de la commission des Libertés civiles, insiste pour que les images des scanners corporels ne soient pas stockées:

"Il est important que les données obtenues à partir de scanners corporels ne soient pas stockées. Les opérateurs qui abusent ou conservent les données devraient faire face à des sanctions appropriées."

"Par ailleurs, les voyageurs ont le droit de savoir où ces scanners sont installés, surtout si ils sont placés dans d'autres endroits que les aéroports."

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For more information, please contact / Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez contacter:
 Corlett Neil – Tel:+32 2 284 20 77 Mob:+32 478 78 22 84
Terzi Federica – Tel:+32 2 283 23 24 Mob:+32 494 18 88 31
 Web: Alde.EU 

 
 

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