Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Is Manchester Airport planning to break child pornography laws?

The ARCH Blog and The Register have picked up the story about plans by Manchester Airport plans to use scanners to produce naked images of passengers.

When I read this I did not imagine for a moment that the airport planned to use the scanners on children. But it seems that the management there is not of the brightest and that is what they have in mind.

Here is the airport's "head of customer experience" talking to BBC News:
"The images are not erotic or pornographic and they cannot be stored or captured in any way."
She had better save it for the judge. As the two blogs suggest, these plans are clearly illegal under child pornography laws.

1 comment:

Manchester Airport Parking said...

Just happened upon this post. This is another example of the fine line between laws protecting the innocent, and laws victimising the innocent. There must be a less intrusive/embarrassing/illegal way of scanning passengers for contraband.