5 May 2009 The ethical dimension of terahertz and millimeter-wave imaging technologies: security, privacy, and acceptability
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Terahertz and millimeter-wave imaging technologies, wherever they are applied to human beings, generate problems with the "naked" body. Security issues thus inevitably lead to ethical questions of privacy and intimacy. Less apparent but no less important are other issues such as discrimination and the question of reducing this problem through post processing of data; scalability; questions of controlling the controllers; questions of proliferation. Ethical research alone can not provide acceptability. However, ultimately innovative technologies will not achieve widespread and sustainable acceptance without a fundamental clarification of the ethically relevant issues.
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R. Ammicht Quinn, B. Rampp, "The ethical dimension of terahertz and millimeter-wave imaging technologies: security, privacy, and acceptability", Proc. SPIE 7306, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VI, 730613 (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818446; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818446
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