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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.

Interior and Security Ministers of the G7 group of nations have agreed on the need for increased provision of biometric…

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Privacy concerns linger around new EU data sharing Protocol

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, which can include…

 

SITA partners on Australian biometric app for ETA applications from home

The Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) app, developed collaboratively by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, SITA, and the Arq…

 

Frontex foresight project identifies 20 biometric categories for future relevance

Research project ‘Technology Foresight on Biometrics’ from EU border security agency Frontex, which studies the impact of emerging biometric technologies…

 

Government zeal for biometric surveillance can be traced back 20 years

The most surprising aspect of biometric systems is not how pervasive they have become in American lives since 9/11. It…

 

EAB roundtable to discuss biometrics in the future of Schengen travel

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) is holding its Research Projects Conference from 13 to 15 September, culminating in a…

 

Costa Rica plans biometric passport launch by next year

The government of Costa Rica has announced that newly designed passports, which will integrate biometric technology, will go into effect…

 

New biometric controls being trialed at Gibraltar border

Spanish authorities are trialing new biometric border controls at the crossing point to Gibraltar as part of contingency-planning in the…

 

IATA endorses EU COVID certificate for global digital health pass standard

Europe’s Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) is being held up as a potential global standard for digital health passes by the…

 

Cubox deploys new biometric ABC gates in Korean airports and harbors

Face biometrics provider Cubox will deploy a new generation of its automated border control (ABC) e-Gates, as well as replace…

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