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Czech government approves facial recognition system deployment at Prague airport


The Czech government has approved the acquisition of a new security system that features facial recognition technology to be deployed at Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport as a security measure, according to a report in the Prague Daily Monitor.

The $7.8 million project, which will be covered by three Czech government’s interior ministry, security information service and finance ministry, will provide the airport with a new facial recognition system that automatically detects travellers’ faces.

The government decided to implement the new system after the airport’s existing system was deemed outdated when compared to recent trends and threats of international terrorism.

Set for deployment at Prague Airport by late 2016, the facial recognition system will later be installed at other airports in the Czech republic including Brno Airport and Karlovy Vary Airport.

The government will also establish the counter-intelligence service (BIS) to improve security measures for monitoring financial transactions and communications.

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