Talking to NRK, Transport Minister Marit Arnstad stated that body scanning will reduce the use of manual security checks and there will be an optional service to passengers.
In 2010, previous transport minister Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa had rejected the proposal for a trial with body scan at Norwegian airports.
The method has been controversial, and has been called “naked scans”. The machines use X-ray technology and demonstrate strong body contours on a monitor directly on the scanner.
– You can not save, store, copy or print information from the scanner. Passengers who are cleared in the scanner should be anonymous, says Arnstad.
Body scanning will also be an optional service for passengers.
– Body scanners are one of several methods used to enhance security, but passengers can opt out of the use of the scanner, says the transport minister.