Abstract/Central Question/Article Introduction

This study determined that Advanced Imaging Technology (aka Full Body Scanning) is neither effective nor necessary in America’s airports. In fact, it was found to be detrimental to the health of travelers’ who pass through the scanners, and is also a gross violation of the personal privacy and freedom of our citizens. Furthermore, our studies find that this technology is exceedingly fallible, and does not protect us from harm.
Our study was based on the recent local controversy at Orlando International Airport. Advanced Imaging Technology was installed there in 2010. Amidst numerous reports that some scanned images were saved and distributed to unauthorized viewers, we felt this technological controversy needed to be addressed.
Our methods included meticulous research into the Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA), as well as other government entities such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). We also referenced the websites of several news organizations, which provided us with critical instances in which these scanners violated the privacy and health of our citizens. In addition, we have included several important videos that will visually reaffirm why Advanced Imaging Technology is unnecessary.
The data collected is significant because it shows just how ineffective and dangerous Advanced Imaging Technology really is. The government should never subject its citizens and international travelers to such infringements of freedom; there is a better way.

Central Question
Why must the freedom of American citizens be violated in order to protect us from terrorism?
It mustn’t.

It is no secret that a major controversy among American citizens in our world today is the topic of Advanced Imaging Technology at airports. The attacks of September 11, 2001 forced our government to raise our airport security to another level. Some of these new methods are now being questioned. Who wants to have their privacy invaded and their sense of freedom taken away, especially if the new form of security may now be as insecure as we think? With it proven that weapons can still be passed through this new level of security, it makes you less enthused about revealing your naked self to a complete stranger. Not to mention these new scanners can have a harmful effects on your body both mentally and physically. This document will explain the history of our security in airports and the effects it has on Americans in regards to security, health and privacy.