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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.

Changes are coming to the borders of the European Union and Canada, with the former recommended to adopt an integrated…

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TSA administrator makes an abbreviated case for more money for biometrics

‘Tis the season for U.S. federal bureaucrats to extoll recent accomplishments and ask Congress on bended knee for only enough…

 

Contact biometrics back in play after Manila’s Covid alert drops to lowest level

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Miami International Airport plans for biometric boarding at all gates by 2023

Miami International Airport (MIA) says all of its passenger gates will feature face biometric boarding by 2023 to forge what the…

 

Border stakeholders plan next steps in biometrics rollouts with early lessons in tow

The role of biometrics at border crossings, including but not limited to airports, has only increased in importance post-pandemic, a…

 

Biometric IDs underperforming or accompanying international tensions

Travel documents are one of those facts of life that only seem truly important when the world feels like it…

 

US and EU lack of protections on use of border biometrics, reports allege

As the European Union continues to make progress on its projects for digital ID, online protection and governance of AI,…

 

Biometric air travel initiatives advance in Singapore, US, South Africa, UK, Brazil

Initiatives utilizing biometrics systems have been unveiled around the world, with Singapore planning to deploy new iris and facial biometrics…

 

Belgium approves biometric database for migrants as part of EU Entry/Exit System requirement

In efforts to comply with the European Union’s Entry/Exit System (EES) which is expected to go fully operational by the…

 

New biometrics deployments at US, Greek, German airports

Updates and new data show steady growth in biometric applications for air travel, with a new survey from Ipsos revealing…

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