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.

 

Facial recognition audit shows U.S. Customs has some privacy and notification work to do

A government performance audit looking into the use of biometric facial recognition by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency…

 

Frontex issues open tender for biometrics research, opportunities for border control systems

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has announced an open tender procedure to hire a contractor for a…

 

TSA tests Idemia’s biometric self-service checkpoint at DCA

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is testing out a contactless facial biometrics self-service checkpoint system from Idemia at Ronald Reagan…

 

Washington wants full slate of biometrics from immigrants

The White House reportedly is preparing a major policy shift, forcing more immigrants and would-be immigrants to submit biometrics including…

 

Face biometrics adoption expands at U.S. airports, Yoti rapid COVID-19 test system trialed at Heathrow

Tests of biometric facial recognition for touchless domestic flight check-ins will soon begin at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Atlanta…

 

Advanced biometric border systems could secure U.S.-Canada border, deployed in Dominica, Iran

Investments in smart biometric border systems are underway in Dominica and Iran and under consideration in Canada and the U.S….

 

UK Immigration and Citizenship launch biometric identity verification app to speed up applications

UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) has been working with UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services (UKVCAS) to develop a new…

 

Biometric passports made an election promise by Ghana’s incumbent party

Ghana could be getting biometric passports soon, as the incumbent New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) 2020 policy platform includes a plan…

 

NEC, SITA, Idemia and Clear talk touchless biometrics and seamless airport technologies deployments

Details have emerged about biometrics deployments at airports around the world by NEC, SITA, and Clear, while startup Travizory has…

 

New Zealand renews airport facial biometrics contract with NEC and partner for $20M

New Zealand has renewed a contract for facial recognition services to check biometric passport photos with NEC and partner DXC…

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