The tradeoffs between privacy, health and safety
For me this article raises an interesting debate topic that's only been mildly discussed in the press, which is an area that will most likely be deeply debated at some point -- the trade-off of privacy rights for health and well being. If we look at HIPAA or any laws/regulations covering the protection of Personal Health Information (PHI) will 'thermal cameras' and subsequent checks be in breach of those rules?
"One U.S. airport – Paine Field in Everett, Wash., north of Seattle – recently installed thermal cameras just outside the TSA checkpoint to measure passengers’ temperature levels. “Passengers flagged as having a temperature will be offered secondary screening and if a fever is confirmed, the passenger and the airline will determine their ability to travel,” said Propeller Airports, the operator of the facility."