Today, in a good NYT article, John Schwartz explores the problem of whole body imaging and privacy after the Detroit bombing. What I find interesting is the effort of privacy groups to run for cover now that the cost of their campaigns is clear. Schwartz interviews the head of a particularly aggressive privacy group, Marc Rotenberg of EPIC, asking him about his group’s position on whole-body imaging:
Marc Rotenberg, head of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said his group had not objected to the use of the devices, as long as they were designed not to store and record images.
That sounded very moderate, very nuanced.
What it didn’t sound was, well, true . . .
— Stewart Baker looks at revisionism in the privacy community at Skating on Stilts.