The first case of sexual harassment via full body scanner
Uh oh. Bad news for full body scanner proponents. A 25-year-old airport worker in Britain has been “issued a warning” for sexual harassment for taking a scan of a female colleague, Jo Margetson, against her will.
Apparently, she thinks the scanners are mighty invasive:
“I can’t bear to think about the body scanner thing,” she told the Sun. “I’m totally traumatised. I’ve spoken to the police about it. I’m in too much of a state to go to work.”
Hmmmm, a Heathrow airport attendant flipping out because she was scanned isn’t very reassuring to anyone with privacy concerns about the machines.
On the other hand, she may be a very private person (Margetson only has 60 friends on Facebook, after all.) And the Guardian story does not clarify what exactly her role is at the airport. Maybe she’s not actually a “scanner person” and has been fooled by this hoax into thinking her colleague captured a porn star version of her.
Her privacy concerns were not allayed by her coworker, who, according to news reports, allegedly told her “I love those gigantic tits” after taking the scan.
It sounds like that guy was going to get hit with a sexual harassment charge regardless of the scanners.