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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.

 

EU’s biometric passport checks could lead to limits for Eurostar passenger numbers

The European Union’s planned Entry/Exit System (EES) could cause hour-long queues for the Eurostar railway service in the UK and…

 

Major biometrics investments carry promise of wider deployments

Big money biometrics deals returned to the headlines this week on Biometric Update, and along with emerging applications provide encouraging…

 

Buyout of Vision-Box would hand Amadeus key piece of travel process puzzle

Attracted by its border control services, Amadeus IT says it is buying Vision-Box for €320 million (US$347.6 million). The buyout…

 

EU plan to reform asylum and migrant biometrics collection still in the works

The European Union is inching towards finalizing the European Asylum and Migration Pact, a complex package of asylum and migration…

 

More airport biometric checks from NEC, Clear, Idemia I&S

While the world’s travel destinations bounce back from the post-pandemic tourism slowdown, airports across the world are investing in new…

 

Access card with Zwipe biometrics completes Safe Skies evaluation

The National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc. has wrapped its operational testing and evaluation of the Zwipe Access biometric smart card…

 

Digi Yatra still ruffling feathers among air travelers, but keeps growing

A new survey says almost a third of passengers enrolled in the Digi Yatra biometric system were signed up without…

 

US plan to link biometric databases for travelers in limbo

The United States’ plan to access European fingerprint databases in order to vet travelers arriving at its territory has stalled…

 

Eastern Caribbean countries mull regional biometric ID to facilitate free movement

Stakeholder country consultations have been ongoing within the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), an 11-member regional grouping, on a…

 

Confusion about biometric app clouds border ID debate in US

Anti-immigration voices in the United States are misleading public opinion about biometric identification rules for non-citizens traveling by air domestically…

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