Machine translations by Deepl, 27 June 2012: 'Privacy club threatens police with lawsuit over nude scanner'

If the Amsterdam police start using mobile X-ray body scanners to scan citizens on the street, it could face a lawsuit.

Today, television channel AT5 reported that police are investigating the use of mobile body scans. The scanners, which can look through clothing, would be a good addition to preventive searches, according to the police.


If the police actually start using the scanners, the Privacy First Foundation will personally take the Amsterdam police force as well as the responsible mayor Van der Laan to court for violating human dignity, the presumption of innocence, violating privacy, violating bodily integrity and endangering the health of all Amsterdam residents.

"Indeed, the introduction of mobile X-ray scanners actively endangers both the privacy and health of innocent citizens," the privacy advocate said."

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