The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures

Jan 05, 2011, 12:28 ET from

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by

WHEN: Thursday, January 6, 2011, 8:30 am Registration

WHERE: The Carnegie Institute for Science – 1530 P St. N.W. Washington, DC

WHO: Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)

WHAT: An Assessment of the TSA Airport Body Scanner Program

This one-day symposium will explore the controversy surrounding the TSA airport screening program. Panelists will review the scientific and legal objections to the program and discuss areas for reform.

Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) will be a featured keynote speaker along with consumer advocate Ralph Nader, flyers rights advocate Kate Hanni, law professor Jeffrey Rosen, and security expert Bruce Shchneier, as well as Nadhira Al-Khalili, CAIR; James Babb, We Won't Fly; Wes Benedict, Libertarian Party; Lillie Coney, EPIC; Councilmember David Greenfield, New York City Council; Jim Harper, CATO; Chip Pitts, Stanford Law School; Michael Roberts, Airline Pilot; and Troy D. Stock, Counsel for Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Jeffrey Redfern and Anant Pradhan, Pro Se Plaintiffs in Redfern v. Napolitano.

The event will also feature images from airport protests, YouTube videos, and campaign materials.

A link to the live stream of the conference will be available on the event website at Remote viewers will be able to ask questions and participate via twitter by tweeting #ScanTSA




The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues. In open government litigation against the DHS, EPIC obtained documents which established that the airport body scanners are designed to store and record images. In subsequent litigation, EPIC has asked the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to suspend the airport screening program.