Privacy Group Seeks Public Release of Thousands of Body-Scan Images of Air Travelers

The BLT has the scoop on the FOIA case brought by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). The District Court order rejecting the disclosure is here.

I realize that the goal of the public release of thousands of images is to influence public opinion on the use of body-scanners. I gather the idea is that by forcing the government to disclose the images, more people will get upset about them. In turn, that can help lead to a change in policy in which the body-scan images are less likely to be made in the first place. Still, this strikes me as a somewhat odd step for a privacy group.