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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.

 

Biometric chip passports get priority in Israel, Pakistan and Russia

International travel continues to be a major catalyst in the uptake of biometric travel IDs, with governments in the Middle…

 

UK officials plan face biometrics trial for passport-free border checks

Travellers to the UK by air will be able to skip passport checks when using biometric gates in trials beginning…

 

The future of travel, biometrics, and a greater need for hybrid credentials

By Jon Payne, Director, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Identity Verification at Entrust In 2023, travel reached levels we hadn’t…

 

Regula partners to deploy ID, travel document scanner to European airports

Latvian forensic and biometric digital identity firm Regula has released a new multifunctional passport and travel document scanning device, the…

 

Amentum wins $282M contract for US biometric immigration systems

A sprawling engineering and integration firm has been awarded its second big U.S. immigration biometrics contract in three months. Both…

 

US preparing privacy technologies to secure new digital ID for immigrants

The Homeland Security Department is working on a digital ID for refugees and asylum seekers that is based on privacy-enhancing…

 

EU’s biometric Entry/Exit System may have a launch date

The European Union’s biometric-based Entry/Exit System (EES) may have finally received its launch date. The much-delayed travel regime is due…

 

Biometrics and mDLs deployed to streamline air traffic during the holiday season

In the U.S., digital IDs are expected to help streamline traffic during airlines’ busiest season, and the New Terminal One…

 

Delta’s biometric digital ID program expands to 3 major US airports

Delta has announced that its digital ID program is now expanding to three major airports – Los Angeles (LAX), LaGuardia…

 

Biometric immigrant tracking proposals could boost GEO, CoreCivic, or evaporate

A request for information published by the U.S. federal government has raised the profile of biometric surveillance of undocumented immigrants,…

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