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Stop Digital Strip Searches in airports

As supporters of the Madrid Declaration, we are calling on national governments to suspend the deployment of body scanners until a full evaluation of the technology is completed. As the Declaration states, we:

"Call for a moratorium on the development or implementation of new systems of mass surveillance, including facial recognition, whole body imaging, biometric identifiers, and embedded RFID tags, subject to a full and transparent evaluation by independent authorities and democratic debate;"

The Madrid Declaration is a substantial document that reaffirms international instruments for privacy protection, identifies new challenges, and recommends specific actions.


Recommended Actions:

JOIN - Facebook Group: Stop Airport Strip Searches

ENDORSE - Privacy Coalition: Sign the Petition to the US Congress

ENDORSE: Madrid Privacy Declaration

SIGN - International Boycott of Body Scanners (IBBS)

SIGN - UK Petition to abandon the proposed rollout of airport body scanners.

POST - Stop Digital Strip Searches image

Reference materials:

Madrid Privacy Declaration

EPIC, Whole Body Imaging Technology

EPIC, Spotlight on Surveillance

Privacy International, "statement on proposed deployments of body
scanners in airports"[347]=x-347-565802

TSA, Imaging Technology

Michael Chertoff ("Former homeland security chief argues for whole-body imaging")




This is a listing of events which may be useful for civil society to participate, connect and network on issues relating to information and communication technologies and policies.


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Past Events

The Public Voice Conference:
"Privacy Rights are a Global Challenge"

The Public Voice
Punta del Este
October 22, 2012

The Public Voice Civil Society Meeting: "Next Generation Privacy Challenges and Opportunities"

Lillie Coney, Chair
EPIC Associate Director

The Public Voice
October 25, 2010

Madrid - Spain. The Public Voice: Global Privacy Standards in a Global World
November 3, 2009

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Sharm El Sheikh - Egypt. United Nations. IV Internet Governance Forum November 15-18, 2009


OECD 2008 Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy

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Civil Society Privacy Conference
Sept. 25, 2007

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OECD Participative Web Forum
Oct. 3, 2007

Past Public Voice Events

Cape Town Conference »

Wroclaw Conference »

Buenos Aires Conference »

Participation in the World Summit on the Information Society Internet Governance Caucus »

Civil Society Background Paper

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