Border and Port Security

Biometric access control systems used at airports and national or regional boundaries to track and manage the flow of humans, and the databases and documents that support them, make up border and port security. Includes national and immigration registries, ePassports and smart card systems, automated border control (ABC) kiosks, and apps for data sharing among other products and services.

How controversial can government databases of citizen biometric data get? There is no upper limit at the moment. In Estonia,…

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EU approves digital health pass as Linux Foundation launches trust network

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Canada requests bids to develop biometric management office strategy

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Zimbabwe contracts for biometric passports production

Zimbabwe has chosen an unnamed company to build a national biometric database for the country with the aim of facilitating…

 

Aviation stakeholders discuss biometric data sharing and digital health pass security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) brought aviation stakeholders together to discuss information sharing, the progress in airport biometric systems…

 

Kyrgyzstan launches biometric passport with advanced security features

Kyrgyzstan has launched a biometric passport embedded with enhanced security features, an IT Project Analyst and Architect who worked on…

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