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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.

 

Russian migration policy seeks biometrics from foreigners and citizens living abroad

Russia is planning to make consular registration mandatory for citizens living abroad, and to collect biometric data from foreigners entering…

 

US poised for progress towards biometrics-backed digital ID in 2024

By Neville Pattinson, Head of Federal Government Sales at Thales Group’s DIS Identity & Biometric Solutions Most Americans have become comfortable…

 

Europol and Frontex documents explain why ETIAS is running late

The rollout of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is running late due to delays from both EU…

 

Refugees face challenges with UK biometric residence permits

Some UK councils are refusing to recognize biometric residence permits (BRP) which may be putting newly recognized refugees at risk…

 

Many airports adopt face biometrics for easier travel, but some see a blunt security tool

Face biometrics are showing steady growth and adoption in the air travel industry, as airports around the world upgrade check-in,…

 

US wants freer hand searching Norway biometric databases when visitors show up

The U.S. is making a new data-access demand of Norway in return for visa-free travel between them. There are reports…

 

Air travellers allegedly having biometrics enrolled in Digi Yatra without consent

Some security personnel and private staff at airports in India have been capturing air travelers’ face biometrics to enroll them…

 

Biometrics trials to replace passport checks, ID cards for healthcare indicate trend

Biometrics are replacing identity documents in two of the most-read stories on Biometric Update this week, at least on a…

 

It’s not like lightning, but US expanding digital ID systems for travelers

Half of the 2024 operational commitments made by the U.S.’ top transportation security agency involve digital identity. Officials with the…

 

Family members of expatriates must register fingerprints in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian General Directorate of Passports has announced a new mandate for all expatriates in the country to register…

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