Did you go through a full body scanner while traveling through the airport this Holiday season? You probably weren’t alone. You no longer have the option to opt out of passing through the full body scanners. The Department of Homeland Security recently published a seven page, “Privacy Impact Assessment Update.” It states, “While passengers may generally decline (Advanced Imaging Technology) screening in favor of physical screening, TSA may direct mandatory AIT screening for some passengers.”
However, you can still request to opt out but you may ultimately have to to walk through the scanner.