Italy discontinues use of full-body scanners

09/28/2010 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Italy will abandon its use of full-body scanners at airport-security checkpoints, officials said. After six months of using the scanners, officials have found them to be slow and ineffective, according to this article, which cites Italian daily Corriere della Sera. Scanners are no longer being used in Rome, Venice and the southern city of Palermo, and the Milan airport will stop using them soon. "We didn't get good results from body scanners during testing. It takes a long time to examine a person, more than with a manual inspection," said Vito Riggio, the president of Italy's aviation authority.

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