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Airport scanners to produce stick figure images

By Canadian Security   

News Transportation

The Federal Government says that it is deploying software on full body scanners (FBS) in Canadian airports that will produce "stick figure" images rather than full body outlines in order to enhance passenger privacy.

The new Automatic Target Recognition software is “just as secure as the software it replaces,” according to a press release issued by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.

“Our Government is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all passengers travelling through Canadian airports,” said Steven Fletcher, Minister of State (Transport), in the release. “This new software will ensure the continued safety and security of Canadians passengers, while respecting their privacy. This is great news for Canadian air travellers.”

According to CATSA, the scanner does not collect personal information from passengers and images are not co-ordinated with data that would identify the passenger.


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