TSA changes screening rules

According to the Twitter account of the Transportation Security Administration, the TSA officers can now mandate a full body scan even for passengers who opted out of that and chose a pat-down instead.

TSA twitted Tuesday, that generally passengers can opt out of the Advanced Images Technology scanner and go for a pat-down.

Now TSA may require some of the passengers who have opted out to still undergo the AIT.

According to TSA as quoted by CNN the AIT scanner “improves threat detection capabilities for both metallic and nonmetallic threat objects.” The agency stated that they do not store the personal identifiable information from the scanners, according to CNN.


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