“TSA has a policy of randomly selecting people for extra screening, but some of travelers believe there is nothing random about the way they were picked”, CBS News said.
“You don’t want to feel like you’re exposing your whole body,” said one woman.
“I guess I was always under the assumption that people would be respectful,” said another.
“I feel like I was totally exposed for some guys in a back room watching on a video camera,” said third one.
“In a pat-down situation, only women are allowed to touch female passengers, but TSA allows male agents to view these images of female passengers.”
Some TSA complaints from women:
“I feel I was targeted to go through the see you naked machine (…) because I am a semi-attractive female.”
“Only women were told to go through.”
“I know he went to that room to see my naked body.”
“Passengers are unwilling victims of a peep show by TSA employees.”
Updated TSA technology shows only a generic body outline when it highlights potential threats, which Philadelphia International Airport has.
The TSA issued the following statement:
“TSA does not profile passengers. All of our millimeter wave technology units including those in Dallas have been upgraded with additional privacy enhancements that no longer display passenger-specific images. Even prior to this upgrade, officers reviewing the images were located in a separate room and would have never seen the passenger being screened. To further ensure passenger privacy and anonymity, a privacy filter was applied to blur all images. The technology remains optional to all passengers.”
To read complaints about the TSA, click here