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Airport security has been a major concern in the United States and in other western countries because of the 911 attacks Due to this incident the United States airport security measures have been doubled and a considerable amount of budget money has been allocated to improve them There are however negative implications for this tightening of security For example some find the procedure of searching to be abusive and in violation of privacy rights Other concerns involve the possible adverse effects of scanners used to search for suspicious objects These problems are continually being addressed and one possible way to make them better is to make more efficient protocols such as those in the United Kingdom Although people see the new airport security as a negative thing there are also many positive aspects of it as well which will be discussed in this paper Since the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City there have been five other acts of terrorism that have occurred on United States soil Following the 9-11 attacks Congress submitted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act This policy established the Transportation Security Administration and placed federal workers responsible for screening airport security 911 10 years on airport security still not as good as it could be 2011 This act of tightening security has definitely made traveling in the air safer but it also has its negative implications which I will discussed henceforthFor nine years billions upon billions of dollars have been spent to promote security measures in airports One of the security procedures that the TSA put in place was to screen baggage for explosives The Secure Flight Program enables the TSA to pre-screen passengers by associating the passengers names which are provided by the airline companies to a watch-list However security measures applied by the TSA in 2010 including improved pat-downs as well as x-ray scanners have infuriated a number of civil rights groups and
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