Heathrow staff printing out and sharing naked body image scans of airline passengers

Well that didn’t take long. Chris mentioned this the other day, but I just saw another article on it, and it’s really pretty horrifying. (And for background, I posted photos a while back of just what these body scans show. And Chris posted a video showing how ineffective these scanners really are.)

Claims on behalf of authorities that naked body scanner images are immediately destroyed after passengers pass through new x-ray backscatter devices have been proven fraudulent after it was revealed that naked images of Indian film star Shahrukh Khan were printed out and circulated by airport staff at Heathrow in London.

UK Transport Secretary Lord Adonis said last week that the images produced by the scanners were deleted “immediately” and airport staff carrying out the procedure are fully trained and supervised.

Lord Adonis?

“I was in London recently going through the airport and these new machines have come up, the body scans. You’ve got to see them. It makes you embarrassed – if you’re not well endowed,” said Khan, referring to how the scans produce clear images of a person’s genitals.

“You walk into the machine and everything – the whole outline of your body – comes out,” he said.

“I was a little scared. Something happens [inside the scans], and I came out. Then I saw these girls – they had these printouts. I looked at them. I thought they were some forms you had to fill. I said ‘give them to me’ – and you could see everything inside. So I autographed them for them,” stated Khan.

The story was carried by Yahoo News under the headline “Shah Rukh signs off sexy body-scan printouts at Heathrow”.
Khan’s reference to “girls” with printouts of his naked body scan can only refer to female airport security staff responsible for processing the images produced by the scanners, “professionals” who are supposed to instantly delete the images, according to Lord Adonis.

Are the staff who check the body image scanners permitted to have cell phones? Because if they do, they’re still going to take pictures. Not to mention, I thought we were told that not only would these body image scanners not being able to retain a picture, but we were also told that the staff would be in a back room somewhere, totally oblivious to who the individual passengers really were. Then how did they know it was famous Bollywood guy?


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