Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Department of Homeland Security

Plaintiff's Reply In Support Of Its Cross-Motion For Summary Judgment

EPIC Asks Court to Require Release of Documents About Body Scanner Radiation Risks

EPIC has filed a reply motion in EPIC v. DHS, No. 1:11-cv-01991-ABJ, a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for information, held by the DHS, about the radiation risks of airport body scanners. EPIC is asking the court to force the agency to disclose documents about radiation testing results, agency fact sheets on radiation risks, and an image produced by the machines. A recent report from ProPublica states that the "U.S. Government Glossed Over Cancer Concerns As It Rolled Out Airport X-Ray," and the European Union recently prohibited the use of "back-scatter x-ray" devices in EU airports. EPIC has already obtained hundreds of pages of documents discussing the risks of radiation exposure.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

Reference Info:Legal Memoranda: Motions for Summary Judgment/Adjudication | Federal, D.C. Circuit, Federal Admin Agencies | United States

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