Charles de Gaulle airport testing facial recognition

Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris will begin testing facial recognition technology next month.

According to a report in The Connexion, Augustin de Romanet, CEO of Paris Aéroport, which operates Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, said that “the system will be able to identify people, even if they have tried to change their appearance with a wig or a beard.”

Romanet also said that the biometric technology will be used alongside more visible and tighter controls in public areas and behind the scenes, specialists will examine footage from the 9,000 CCTV cameras in Paris airports.

Romanet added that more routine security procedures will be automated in an effort to give police and security officers more time to focus on other duties.

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