EU to Decide on Body Scanning Regulation Based on April Report

21 February 2010 (Last Updated February 21st, 2010 18:30)

The EU Commissioner for Transport vice president Siim Kallas will present a detailed report on the use of body scanning technology to the European Parliament in April in order to decide whether to move ahead with an EU-wide regulation of the technology. The report will examine key matte

The EU Commissioner for Transport vice president Siim Kallas will present a detailed report on the use of body scanning technology to the European Parliament in April in order to decide whether to move ahead with an EU-wide regulation of the technology.

The report will examine key matters such as health, security and privacy issues relating to the body scanning technology.

The European Parliament may decide, on the basis of the report, whether to leave the regulation of the use of the technology in airport security in the hands of national authorities as is currently the case.

Before drafting the report, the vice-president discussed the regulation of body scanning technology with transport ministers on 12 February at the informal ministerial in La Coruna, Spain.