TSA Reinstates Approval To Film Policy After BacklashSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:36
TSA Reinstates Approval To Film Policy After Backlash
Admission that flyers can film checkpoints reappears on TSA website
Oct 4, 2012
Earlier this week, the TSA removed from its website all references to the right to film and photograph at checkpoints, just hours after it was announced that a national campaign was underway to encourage Americans to opt out and film TSA procedures.
Following a backlash from supporters of the campaign, scheduled to take full effect around Thanksgiving week in November, the approval to film section has now reappeared on the federal agency’s website.
In a page revision noted to have taken place on October 3rd, the section regarding photography has been re-added to the newly designed
TSA website. It reads:
TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down. We do ask you to not film or take pictures of the monitors. While the TSA does not prohibit photographs at screening locations, local laws, state statutes, or local ordinances might.