CBP using Unisys facial recognition solution at JFK Airport

Following up on its successful testing last year at Dulles International Airport, Unisys Corporation announced this week that its facial recognition solution has been deployed at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport in New York City to help U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) identify imposters attempting to enter the United States using passports that are fraudulent or do not belong to them. The biometric identitfication system will initially be rolled out at three terminals this month at JFK. The

CBP brings facial recognition technology to JFK International Airport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have started piloting facial recognition technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport to match arrving first-time Visa Waiver Program travelers and returning U.S. citizens with ePassports to help match individuals to their passports. The technology compares an image of the traveler taken during the normal inspection process to the image stored on that traveler’s ePassport. In a report by FCW, CBP said it is also conducting additional tests to evaluate new biometric technologies in multiple

Biometrics and banking, authentication, cybersecurity and Rapid DNA trending this week

Here is a recap of the most popular biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics and banking Iris ID has entered into an agreement with South Korea’s Woori Bank on a pilot project to enhance financial security. The bank will use Iris ID’s iris recognition technology to authenticate clients at ATMs, safety deposit boxes and for access control and if the project is successful, Woori Bank’s 20 million customers will be able to register to use

International Biometrics & Identification Association supports Visa Waiver Program security improvements

In a statement released today, the International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) said that it strongly supports Congressional action to reform the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and congratulates the House for its work on H.R. 158, Visa Waiver Improvement Act of 2015. The IBIA also said that the United States must immediately plan further strengthening of the VWP so that all VWP travelers undergo biometric screening prior to boarding all planes to the U.S. Currently, fingerprints are collected from all

Secure Identity & Biometrics Association supports security improvements for visa waiver program

The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) recently offered comments in support of the recent security improvements proposed for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Last week, the Obama administration made some key changes to the VWP, including more effective tracking of past travel, fines for any airlines that fail to verify passport information, and helping other countries screen refugees and offer border security. The program allows registered travelers from the 38 participating countries of the Schengen area, including France, Belgium