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.

 

Pakistan confirms introduction of biometric passports from June

The Pakistani Government confirmed it will start issuing biometric passports by June, Gulf News reports. According to Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed,…

 

ID4Africa panel urges caution, debates trust framework for digital vaccine certificates

Some governments have begun accepting international travelers with digital proof of their health status. Questions around how these digital health…

 

CBP biometric facial comparison boosts fast, secure processing at US border entries

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is expanding use of its biometric facial comparison Simplified Arrival screening process. While…

 

Vision-Box to build biometric single token solution for Malaysia airport

Vision-Box has announced a new partnership with Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) to provide a biometric system for a range…

 

Secret biometric ‘migrant database’ in UK has privacy advocates uneasy

A UK publication alleges that a unit in the national government has built a secret biometrics database with information on…

 

SITA Smart Path biometrics launched for domestic US passengers as airport investments accelerate

SITA has announced a new deployment of its face biometrics for several domestic passenger processes, while Tampa is currently installing…

 

A push to make a DHS biometric program permanent

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are again pushing legislation that would make a decade-old biometric border-protection pilot program…

 

Idemia argues for modular airport biometrics approach to meet EU border rules

Idemia has published a position paper detailing five key recommendations for Europe’s planned biometric Entry Exit System (EES) in order…

 

Ukraine legislation gives digital IDs and physical passports equal status

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed legislation earlier this week to expand the validity of digital passports displayed via the…

 

New airport biometrics partnerships, tips, update and forecasts unveiled

Stakeholders are hoping that investments in contactless airport systems can revive the industry’s fortunes, and plans are being carried out…

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