Washington Office, OIF monitoring TSA procedures’ effect on civil liberties

There has been much discussion among ALA members about the new enhanced pat-down procedures and full-body scanning implemented by the TSA, and the possibility that these procedures violate individual civil liberties.   ALA members who are traveling by air in the near future who believe that their rights have been violated by a TSA screening, or believe that their TSA screening was conducted in violation of agency rules, should know that both the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) are collecting travelers’ stories.     

EPIC: EPIC Body Scanner Incident Report
http://epic.org/bodyscanner/incident_report/ 

ACLU: Think Your Rights Have Been Violated While Traveling?   Tell Us Your Story
https://secure.aclu.org/site/SPageNavigator/TSA_Travel_Complaint

OIF and the Washington Office are monitoring this issue, including developments in the courts and in Congress.  Reports and updates will be sent to the membership as events happen. 

Deborah Caldwell-Stone
Deputy Director
Office for Intellectual Freedom
American Library Association
50 East Huron, Chicago, IL  60611
800-545-2433 x 4224 

Lynne Bradley, Director
ALA Office of Government Relations
1615 new Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
1-800-941-8478

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