Albany, N.Y. – (5/24/2013) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee announced that S2583, legislation that will make the misuse of body scanner images a crime in New York State, has passed the New York State Senate.

The law addresses concerns raised by travelers after hundreds of images from body scanners were published on the Internet after being obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request.

“In a post 9/11 world, airport security must remain our number one goal,” said Senator Greg Ball. “However, it is possible to protect the privacy of our residents without compromising safety, and this bill aims to do just that.”

The legislation will make it a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in prison, for those employees who take advantage of their position of authority.

The bill has been sent to the Assembly.

For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.


About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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