World's most stupid security measures named and shamed

Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 1:42 PM EST

Privacy International today announced the results of its competition to find the world's most pointless security measures.

The competition, launched in February, attracted almost 5000 nominations from 35 countries.

While airlines and airports dominated the competition, nominations arose from almost all areas of private and public sector activity. The winners include JFK Airport, T-Mobile (UK), Michigan Correctional Facilities and the Australian government.

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