TSA considers forcing you to take books out of your carry-on luggage
New TSA safety procedures may require travelers to remove books from their carry on bags when going through security.
The Hill says that although the decision has not been finalized, the new screening process would require passengers to put their books into bins at the security check the same way people currently do with their laptops.
The Wall Street Journal says that early testing didn't go so well at a Kansas City airport that had travelers remove all paper from their carry-on's. Testing was halted after a few days.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly spoke to Fox News about expanding the policy nationwide: "What we're doing now is working out the tactics, techniques and procedures, if you will, in a few airports, to find out exactly how to do that with the least amount of inconvenience to the traveler."
The new security measure has brought up privacy concerns, with the American Civil Liberties Union saying: "There is a long history of special legal protection for the privacy of one's reading habits in the United States."
The group is urging the TSA to train its agents in the privacy concerns that go with inspecting someone's books or papers.
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