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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.

The Chief Executive of the Port of Dover on the south coast of England is calling for urgent talks between…

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UK can join EU biometric surveillance without Parliamentary scrutiny: Statewatch

The UK is able to join European Union biometric surveillance schemes such as a pan-European network of police facial recognition…

 

Groups say Greece migrant biometric data collection will violate human rights

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Homo Digitalis say a planned police program in Greece to obtain the facial and fingerprint…

 

Iris ID launches two biometric scanners for travel hubs at Intersec 2022

Iris ID announced two new additions to its line-up of biometric ID authentication readers that combine iris and facial recognition…

 

UK independent border biometrics report draws Home Office response

The United Kingdom’s Home Office has published an official response to the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration’s report…

 

The role of biometric recognition technologies in shaping the future of travel

By Jeff Lennon, Vice President Strategic Sales and Global Partnerships at Vision-Box. Advances in biometric identification technologies hold the key…

 

More aviation spending on automation, digital health passes, end-to-end biometrics

After the global shock to air travel in 2020, investment in IT by airlines and airports just about returned to…

 

Interpol program for fighting terrorism through biometrics deployed in Cameroon

The International Police Organization, Interpol, says it has deployed its Project First to Cameroon to enable law enforcement officers in…

 

New face biometric systems spread around borders but Congress has questions

In December, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced that it had deployed biometric facial comparison systems to four…

 

Face biometrics adopted in Hong Kong, expand in US for cruise border checks

Biometric face analysis and matching solutions to verify individuals’ identities disembarking from cruise ships have been deployed separately by Hong…

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