The Rutherford Institute, The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Center for Transgender Equality are complaining that “Whole Body Imagers,” the body scanners that passengers must go through at security checkpoints to board a plane. They were first implemented in 2007 in an attempt to increase security in post 9/11 but have come under heavy criticism for giving what critics call a revealing and intimate look at passengers’ bodies.
"There is no regulation controlling the use of body scanners right now," the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Marc Scribner said. "TSA has been using scanners the last seven years but that entire span of time they've been operating without a [ny] regulation."
John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, alleges that the scanners are the result of corruption.
Only last month, the TSA was found to have grossly failed in an internal audit of how effective their system is in stopping passengers who may be carrying dangerous items.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has since ordered the agency to adopt an improvement plan that will require a greater security crackdown likely leading to even longer wait times for travelers.