Whole Body Imaging in Airport Scanners: Building in Privacy by Design

Summary  This paper describes the privacy concerns of using whole body imaging technologies at airports for security screening, and discusses positive-sum solutions that can achieve both enhanced security AND individual privacy.

Keywords  Whole Body Imaging, WBI, backscatter, millimetre wave, Privacy filter, image obfuscation, Privacy by Design, Transformative Technology, positive-sum, PNNL, L3, Rapiscan, passenger screening
Author(s)  Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.
Information & Privacy Commissioner,
Ontario, Canada
Published Date  Mar 12, 2009

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