EU bans backscatters (x-ray body scanners)

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  1. Gargoyle
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    The ban is only on machines which use x-ray's. They still allow millimeter wave scanners but are now allowing opt out (I was refused the option of opting out at AMS this summer).
     
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    Are they using these machines randomly? Only on flights to particular destinations?
     
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    Proof for all Euroskeptics that Brussels always eventually does right by us. Hopefully, they force the UK Government's hand to allow a civilised opt-out method. If the opt-out turns into a US style retaliatory grope, I trust the EU to put a stop to that too - just hope it does not take as long.
     
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    I was able to opt out at AMS 1 week ago.
     
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