Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:33AM
Here's good news for anyone concerned about the Transportation Security Administration invading their privacy: Printing or otherwise "misusing" the images created by advanced imaging technology might become a federal crime, if one senator has his way.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D - N.Y.) announced legislation yesterday that aims to "strike a balance between safety and privacy."
Schumer is proposing that it should be unlawful to take photos of, distribute or record a body scan image. Violators could face up to one year in prison or fines of up to $100,000 per violation.
Currently, there is no penalty for TSA employees who print, publish or share an AIT scan.