Dear Sir or Madam,

I have, in the past, sent a Freedom of Information Act request regarding airport body scans which was completely ignored.

I would like to know what the current policy is regarding the use of the low-level body scans at airports such as Heathrow, specifically what protections are in place to prevent misuse of collected images.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Morris

FOI-Advice-Team-DFT, Department for Transport

Dear Mr Morris

Further to our conversation, I can confirm that a response to this
question is due to be sent out to you today.

As this request was sent by you on 10th May which was a Saturday, it was
not "received" by us until Monday 12th. The 20 working days start the day
after that, and there was a Bank Holiday in between, so in fact today is
the 20th day.

Nonetheless, I am sorry that this is the second time you have had to
submit this request, and that we have not been able to respond earlier.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help you any further.

Regards.

Lara Bolch

DfT FOI Team
09/02 Southside
Tel: 0207 944 4499
GTN: 3533 4499

>>> Tom Morris <[FOI #364 email]> 10/05/08 12:28:01
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Dear Sir or Madam,

I have, in the past, sent a Freedom of Information Act request
regarding airport body scans which was completely ignored.

I would like to know what the current policy is regarding the use of
the low-level body scans at airports such as Heathrow, specifically
what protections are in place to prevent misuse of collected images.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Morris

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Andrew Clarke, Department for Transport

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Dear Mr Morris,

Please find attached a reply to your FOI request.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Clarke

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Only print this message if you really need to.

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Communications via the GSi may be automatically logged, monitored and/or
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Francis Irving left an annotation ()

Our lawyer says that delivery on a Saturday is the same as receipt on the Saturday - the law says nothing about the delivery day having to be a working day. So our code now disagrees with this authority, see http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/help/about...

Ruairi left an annotation ()

they copy-and-pasted a letter and sent that to you, whilst leaving the original letter with the new letter! They could have done the courtesy to either write a new letter or just remove references to the old letter

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