Airport worker warned after photographing body-scan

Only warned? Wasn’t this not even supposed to be possible? Nice job protecting personal privacy and a simple warning is a joke.

The police have issued a warning for harassment against an airport worker after he allegedly took a photo of a female colleague as she went through a full-body scanner at Heathrow airport.

The incident, which occurred at terminal 5 on 10 March, is believed to be the first time an airport worker has been formally disciplined for misusing the scanners.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police received an allegation regarding an incident that happened at Heathrow Terminal 5 on March 10. A first-instance harassment warning has been issued to a 25-year-old male.”

The BAA employee took a photo of his co-worker, Jo Margetson, when she inadvertently went through a scanner.

“I can’t bear to think about the body scanner thing,” she told the Sun. “I’m totally traumatised. I’ve spoken to the police about it. I’m in too much of a state to go to work.”

NOTE FROM JOHN: How much you want to bet he used his cell phone to snap the photo? I warned this would happen when all the govt officials warned that it would impossible to make a recording of the images. Uh, cell phones, people. Chris is right, the guy should be fired. Otherwise, they just sent the message that everyone is permitted to photograph one naked passenger with impunity.


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