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The exemption of under 18s from being scanned, which was in place during the trial of the machines in Manchester, has also been removed.... The officer operating the machine never sees the image, and the employee viewing the scan must be in another room. The scan cannot be saved, printed or transmitted. Passengers can also demand that only officers of their sex see their image. While only a small minority of travellers are expected to be asked to undergo the scans, those who decline will not be allowed to board their flight.
'What kind of a free society does the Government think it is "protecting", when it invades our privacy like this?
'When we are forced to expose ourselves at the airport in order to go on holiday, the terrorists have won.'