Argument: Terrorists will change tactics and avoid airport scanners

Issue Report: Full-body scanners at airports


Bruce Schneier, a security expert who has been critical of full-body scanners, said to the New York Times: “If there are a hundred tactics and I protect against two of them, I’m not making you safer. If we use full-body scanning, they’re going to do something else.”[1]

Jay Stanley, a privacy expert in the ACLU’s Washington office, said in January of 2010 that if the scanners become standard, “the terrorists will adapt to it.”[2]