TSA Issues Video Message On Pat Down Technique

November 21st, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
screenshot6Nov 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the TSA in a hot soup over the furore regarding body scanners and the pat-downs recently, administrator John S. Pistole has issued a video message for the people who want to travel in the upcoming holiday season. He explained the rights and the options that the passengers had while traveling but also asserted that the pat-down procedure is here to stay.

The full body scanner of the TSA has come under heavy criticism after the naked images of the passengers were leaked and the pat down procedure too has been objectionable for several passengers. For those who do not give consent for the body scanner, the pat down will be conducted even more thoroughly announced the TSA. The administrator of the TSA also added that a passenger will also receive a thorough pat down by a person of the same gender in case one alerts the metal detector during the security checks.

About the rights of the passengers, the TSA administrator said that one can choose to get the pat down in a private room. The passengers can also choose to have a person of his/her own choice present in the room during the pat-down. Many have, however, strongly objected to the pat-down procedure and said that there are chances of misconduct and groping by the officials. The new rule of allowing another individual to witness the pat-down might just reduce the number of complains. One group is organizing a National ‘Opt Out’ day to prevent the violation of privacy of the passenger who pass through the body scanners. They are urging the passengers to demand a public pat down on the day before Thanksgiving.

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