Trade association says airlines should not have to pay for biometric exit program

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that airlines should not be responsible for paying for the new biometric exit program. Under the federal government’s new proposal, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would record the facial biometrics of passengers when they leave the United States by air. IATA and Airlines for America recently met with CBP to discuss the proposed measures. Member airlines who participated in a pilot of the program reported that the technology will not significantly disrupt

Australian airports may trial iPhones to verify identity of overseas travelers

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recommended outfitting Border Force officers at the country’s eight international airports with iPhones and attachable biometric devices to verify the identity of overseas travellers of interest in near real-time, according to a report by IT News. The department has tested the portable biometric scanners at Brisbane international airport with the intention of replacing the bulky scanners which officers have complained are inconvenient to carry. The Enhanced Biometrics at the Border (EBatB) technology

Privacy group EFF pens letter opposing border surveillance bill

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) penned a letter to the federal government in opposition of a new federal bill that would significantly expand biometrics collection and other surveillance of both American citizens and immigrants at and near the U.S. border, following Sen. Cornyn’s (R-TX) introduction of S. 1757 (Building America’s Trust Act) in August. The group’s letter objects to several provisions of the bill, starting with a provision that would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to collect biometric

Acuant acquires Mount Airey Group’s line of Ozone identity solutions

Acuant has acquired Ozone, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from identity solutions provider Mount Airey Group. The acquisition follows a successful partnership between Acuant and Mount Airey Group, which integrated Acuant’s AssureID with Mount Airey Group’s Ozone e-Passport Authentication technology. The partnership between the two companies created a comprehensive e-authentication solution for border control, featuring certificate chain validation for passports and country-specific policy controls. “We are excited to bring these two world-class product sets together,”

Smarter Border Management 2017

Smarter Border Management 2017 November 7–9, 2017 London, UK Smarter Border Management 2017: Utilizing information and technology to deliver next generation border security Smarter Border Management taking place on the 7-9 November in London is a must attend for all border management and security professionals. Attending the event will give you the opportunity to explore new developments in integrated information technology systems, database sharing and best practice for border forces: • Learn about the future role of biometric technology

Border Security 2018

Border Security 2018 February 21-22, 2018 Crowne Plaza Rome, St Peter’s Hotel & Spa, Rome, Italy SMi Group at proud to announce the 11th Annual Border Security conference and exhibition which will convene on the 21st-22nd February 2018 in Rome, Italy. With the migration crisis ongoing throughout the Mediterranean and mainland Europe, Border Security is at the forefront of planning for nations around the world. This year’s event will bring together senior border security experts from around the globe to

World Border Security Congress

World Border Security Congress Madrid, Spain March 20th – 22nd, 2018 The World Border Security Congress is the only multi-jurisdictional transnational platform where the border protection, management and security industry policy-makers and practitioners convene annually to discuss the international challenges faced in protecting not only one’s own country’s borders, but those of neighbours and friends. World Border Security Congress will provide a platform for the world’s border protection forces and agencies to discuss and debate the current and future issues

Putting technology at the heart of our post-Brexit immigration system

This is a guest post by Nora Blomefield, Head of Marketing for Border Management at Gemalto. As the ongoing saga of Brexit negotiations continue, attention is turning to what the UK’s borders might look like as part of a new arrangement. With traveller numbers only likely to increase over the next few years what is clear is that the process is only going to become more complicated. In fact, Brexit could cause travel chaos. In a matter of years, Brits

Dermalog seeking more biometric ID and security deals in the Philippines

Dermalog Identification Systems GmbH is seeking more opportunities in the Philippines’ identification and security sectors after providing biometric-enabled drivers’ license cards for the country, according to a report by Business Mirror. “We have helped to shape the world of security through our innovations, and we see many areas where the Philippines can benefit from our technology,” Dermalog CEO Gunther Mull said. “From border control systems to e-passports and ID cards, we are ready to support the government.” The company currently

Vision-Box unveils new facial recognition solution for border control

Vision-Box has unveiled Seamless Totem, a new multi-context facial recognition technology designed to improve passenger identification and homeland security. Announced at AFCEA’s 2017 Federal Identity Forum & Homeland Security Conference in Washington, Seamless Totem facilitates a seamless travel experience by offering a quick enrollment and verification modality to identify travelers. The solution features new facial detection capabilities to be used for a range of applications throughout the travel process, including check-in, border control, boarding, and land borders or ports. Facilitating a