Improving TSA`s Ethical and Privacy Standards through Private-Public Partnership to Encourage Public Trust in Aviation Security

ImprovingTSA’s Ethical and Privacy Standards through Private-PublicPartnership to Encourage Public Trust in Aviation Security

ImprovingTSA’s Ethical and Privacy Standards through Private-PublicPartnership to Encourage Public Trust in Aviation Security

Accardo,J., &amp Chaudhry, M. A. (2014). Radiation exposure and privacyconcerns surrounding full-body scanners in airports.&nbspJournalof Radiation Research and Applied Sciences,&nbsp7(2),198-200.

Inthe midst of emerging technologies, being introduced in airportsecurity checkpoints, Accardo and Chaudhry examine the sincerity ofconcerns from the public in terms of privacy and health. Although theadvanced technologies enable TSA officials to detect and identifyconcealed contrabands, they expose passengers to radiations, whileinfringing passenger’s rights to privacy. The technologies arereferred to as backscatter systems and apply virtual strippingtechniques to uncover concealed contrabands. The authors observe theneed to readjust screening measures in order to protect individualsfrom long-term effects of harmful radiations. Additionally, theyencourage passengers to reconsider air travel unless in unavoidablecircumstances, since there are risks of long-term effects ofradiations.

Busch,N. E., &amp Givens, A. D. (2012). Public-Private Partnerships inHomeland Security Opportunities and Challenges.Homeland Security Affairs, 8(18), 1-25.

Buschand Givens examine the recent public-private partnership in Homelandsecurity. Some of the benefits include resource utilization,technological innovations, building trust and effectiveness, as wellas improving human resource. Despite these benefits, the authorsidentify various challenges, among them bureaucracy, cost overruns,and unmet cooperation expectations, among others. Busch and Givensobserve the need to develop sustainable solutions by engagingresources and skills from both the government and business sector.The aim is to transform homeland security without compromising onefficiency and expectations. If skills, competencies and knowledgeare transformed from business sector to the government withappropriate financial incentives, there are opportunities for growthand sustainability between the two groups.

Mironenko,O. (2011). Body scanners versus privacy and data protection.Computer Law &amp Security Review,&nbsp27(3),232-244.

Inreference to the rising cases of insecurity around the globe andincreased cases of terrorism, Mironeko evaluates the strategies thathave been adopted to enhance public safety. The US, among otherEuropean states has emerged as major targets, hence formulatingstringiest measures to curb terrorist threats. However, Mironekoexamines the ethical implications of these security measures fromprivacy perspective and data protection. She observes a seriousbreach to human privacy, freedom, and exposure of the public toharmful radiations from search machines. The x-ray scans and ATImachine scans conduct virtual strips, thus infringing individualprivacy in an environment that does not hold the government liable orresponsible for its actions. The author calls for the enactment ofglobal rules and policies to standardize searches to protect personaldata and enhance privacy.

Stewart,M. G., &amp Mueller, J. (2014). Cost-benefit analysis of airportsecurity: Are airports too safe?&nbspJournalof Air Transport Management,&nbsp35,19-28.

Inreference to the recent emphasis on aviation security, Stewart andMueller conduct cost-benefit analysis based on potential risks andinfrastructural readjustments put in place to safeguard air travel.The authors observe a significant difference in threat exposures andrisks in airports and other transport facilities. Based on theanalysis, the authors develop threshold attack probabilities and findan imbalance between the observed rates of attack and securitymeasures. The analyses demonstrate an extended investment in aviationsecurity rather than distributing security infrastructures andmeasures to other transport facilities. The conclusion poses thequestion of whether airport securities are excessive, and suggeststhe need to redistribute security arrangements in other areas.

Ybarra,S., &amp Poole Jr, R. W. (2013). Overhauling US Airport SecurityScreening.&nbspReasonFoundation,3, 1-6.

Ybarracompares the US aviation security strategy against other countriesand observes serious faults in operations, regulations, contractingand screening procedures. These differences have led to seriousbreaches emanating from weak authorization structures betweenairports and the TSA. One of the problems lies in contracting,whereby the TSA is mandated with the task of overseeing andrecruiting screening companies, instead of allowing airports toselect their screening partners. The researchers find it necessary torestructure operations and contracting with private sector in orderto improve services and empower airports with authority over allscreening operations. Airports should be allowed to select and managecontractors in order to enhance service delivery and promote cohesionbetween private and public sector, hence improving consumer value inaviation security.

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