More body scanners in airports?
Stanstead Airport is going to be introducing a new, state-of-the-art security body scanner, which is wonderful news for those who like the idea of the cast of TOWIE being ritually humiliated during airport security checks.
So will it be different from the one trialled at Manchester Airport? Well, the image that the security staff will see will resemble a shop window-esque mannequin and will have marks showing where the scanner has detected concealed items.
Of course, no images will be saved or will be retrievable at a later date (unless its a celebrity).
The ProVision scanner uses radio frequency millimetre wave technology, not X-rays or ionising radiation and it starts on Thursday at Stanstead and runs for three months. And it is mandatory for passengers.
John Farrow, Stansted Airport's head of terminal, said: "The trial of new body scanning technology is the next step on the way to further enhancing our security processes at Stansted. Providing a safe and secure airport for all our users will always be the highest priority but the introduction of this quick, effective and safe scan will also significantly improve the passenger's experience of security searching and provide maximum protection of privacy."