Biometric exit solution deployed at Chicago O’Hare Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deployed facial recognition biometric exit technology to Chicago O’Hare International Airport for select flights. The deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport using facial recognition. Future deployments are planned for additional airports this summer. Last month, it was revealed that a current pilot project for flights from Dulles International Airport to Dubai is testing NEC’s commercial-off-the-shelf NeoFace Express device and cloud-based NeoFace matching at a gate operated by

Legal experts say biometric exit practices at airports may be violating privacy laws

The use of facial recognition technology at U.S. airports is raising concerns among some legal experts, who argue that the program may violate specific privacy rights and that Congress has not fully authorized it, according to a report by MIT Technology Review. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has partnered with airlines such as JetBlue and Delta to implement recognition systems at New York’s JFK International Airport, Washington’s Dulles International, and airports in Atlanta, Boston, and Houston, with plans to

CBP deploys biometric exit technology at Houston international airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has deployed facial recognition-based biometric exit technology at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas for one daily flight from the United States to Tokyo. This deployment builds upon a June 2016 pilot using facial recognition at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Future deployments are planned for additional airports this summer. Earlier this week, it was revealed that a current pilot project for flights from Dulles International Airport to Dubai is testing NEC’s commercial-off-the-shelf NeoFace

Pilot project tests NEC’s NeoFace Express for biometric exit

A pilot project started earlier this month on flights from Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C. to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is testing NEC’s commercial-off-the-shelf NeoFace Express device and cloud-based NeoFace matching at a gate operated by Emirates Airlines as key facial recognition components of a frictionless biometric exit process. The Dulles International pilot, which follows an earlier Atlanta Hartsfield pilot, is one of several CBP pilots to implement the federal government’s mandated Biometric Exit Program to verify

Privacy group raises concerns about use of airport biometric solutions

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has raised concerns about the use of facial recognition and fingerprints to reduce friction points for airline passengers. Last week, the TSA announced that it is launching a pilot program for new biometric checkpoint screening technology using fingerprints at a TSA PreP lane at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport and at Denver International Airport and Delta and CBP announced they will be piloting facial recognition exit screening at Atlanta and New York airports. Delta also announced

CBP to finally implement biometric exit mandate at airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection deputy executive assistant commissioner John Wagner said the agency is finally implementing the legislative mandated biometric exit program in which it will verify the identities of departing foreign visitors at aiports, according to a report by Fedscoop. The announcement comes a few weeks after the Department of Homeland Security released a report that estimated that 629,000 visitors to the country overstayed their visas in 2016 due to the lack of a comprehensive biometric exit system

Delta, CBP to pilot facial recognition exit screening at Atlanta, New York airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Delta will test new biometric exit immigration procedures and technology supplied by Vision-Box at New York-JFK and NEC at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport, for international flights this summer . The pilot program is designed to improve CBP’s ability to record the departure of visitors by capturing customers’ biometrics upon exit of the United States at the same time they self-scan their boarding pass. Delta’s eGate tests, powered by Vision-Box at JFK and NEC Corporation of

CBP rolls out biometric exit technology at Washington Dulles International Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has deployed facial recognition biometric exit technology at Washington Dulles International Airport for one daily flight to Dubai. The deployment builds upon the agency’s June 2016 facial recognition pilot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. CBP plans to roll out future deployments of the technology at additional airports this summer. “CBP has been working closely with airline and airport stakeholders to test biometric exit technology and as a result has developed a viable exit solution based

Delta rolls out biometric boarding pass pilot at Arlington, VA airport

Delta is testing its biometric boarding pass program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia, which allows eligible Delta SkyMiles members to use their fingerprints as proof of identity instead of displaying their boarding pass and hard copy ID at the Delta Sky Club. The move comes a couple weeks after Delta Air Lines announced it will introduce four self-service bag drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer, one of which will test facial recognition

JetBlue to roll out self-boarding program using facial recognition technology

JetBlue will partner with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and SITA to test a new “paperless and deviceless self-boarding process” as part of ongoing trials to implement a biometric exit process in the future. The move comes a couple of months after the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency updated the industry on its plans for biometric exit since it issued its initial request for information (RFI), CBP OIT Biometric Exit Acquisition last June, emphasizing that it will