Senators: Punish Misusers of Body Scanner Images

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two senators are proposing to make the misuse of body scanner images a federal crime punishable by up to a year in prison.

Democrats Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Chuck Schumer of New York proposed an amendment Tuesday to an aviation bill pending in the Senate.

It would prohibit anyone with access to the scanned body images, whether security personnel or members of the public, from photographing or disseminating those images. Besides a prison term, violators could be fined up to $100,000.

The proposal would apply to images made by body scanners run by any federal employee, including security employees at airports and
federal courthouses.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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