7 out of 10 Aussies ready for full body scans prior to flying

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Melbourne, Apr.14 (ANI): Seven out ten Australian travellers taking part in a survey, have said that they support full body scans at airports.

Seventy per cent of adults are in favour of the controversial devices, which scan passengers' bodies and produce images that can reveal objects hidden under clothing, the latest Unisys Security Index survey of 1200 people shows.

Of the 80 per cent of respondents who travel by air, 77 per cent said they would be happy to provide personal data such as passports and driver's licences ahead of departure to help combat threats to aviation security, the news.com.au reports.

Sixty-eight per cent said they wouldn't mind proving their identity by handing over biometric data via iris scans and fingerprints.

The endorsement of greater security by Australians sends a message to aviation regulators that the community wants more stringent measures, said John Kendall of Unisys Asia Pacific in a statement. (ANI)

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