Airport security

Does tighter airport security infringe staff privacy?

When Dublin Airport increased video surveillance amid rising theft staff went on strike
When Dublin Airport recently increased video surveillance following rising incidents of theft, especially duty free items, staff protested by threatening to strike. Employees objected to the prospect of intrusive monitoring from additional cameras in their workplace.

It highlights a challenge that many airlines and airports face, balancing the need for tight security in an age of terrorism, against the rights of workers not to be under constant surveillance. 

The BBC's Russell Padmore compiled this report.

(Picture: A passenger at Dublin Airport. Copyright DAA.)

What can be done about drone threat?

An adviser to the UK government says it's time to tighten security in the air
An adviser to the UK government, Philip Banks-Welsh, says it's time the UK increased security in the air to prevent drone disruption such as that seen at Gatwick Airport. The runway at Britain's second busiest airport was shut down for more than a day after two drones were seen flying over the airfield. 

Image: A flying drone. Credit: Getty Images