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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.

Eurotunnel is installing biometric kiosks specially designed for Eurotunnel deployment by IN Groupe at access points on either side of…

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European Parliament votes yes on controversial Asylum and Migration Pact

Today, the European parliament voted to adopt the contentious Asylum and Migration Pact, which includes reforms to the EURODAC biometric…

 

Seychelles expands, Ghana plans for chip biometric passport issuance

The Seychelles biometric passport scheme will expand to Australia and Canada through a contract with IN Groupe, allowing nationals who…

 

Border biometrics ramp up in the Caribbean

Jamaica is planning a major upgrade to its border control system, including the deployment of biometrics to air and sea…

 

SITA white paper explores airport biometrics successes as rollouts expand

Explosive growth in air travel numbers, from 4 billion travelers in 2019 to 8 billion in 2040, according to the…

 

Campaign urges UK to bypass biometrics to reunite Gaza families

A coalition of groups in law, human rights and charitable work is petitioning the UK government to implement a visa…

 

US law proposed for DHS to make a plan for integrating AI into border control

Proposed bipartisan legislation would “address capability gaps” at border crossings by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop…

 

Biometric border control changes cause concern for UK ports, juxtaposed controls

The initial launch of the EES border control system is expected to cause worse delays at ports than airports. Those…

 

Digi Yatra app users face glitches, data privacy concerns

Travelers at Kolkata Airport are struggling to upload their boarding passes into the Digi Yatra app, which is intended to…

 

Some risks remain in cloud-based biometric research system, DHS report says

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report to assess the potential privacy impacts of its new biometrics…

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