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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.

 

US tries travelers as airport security; DIY indifference

The good news: The U.S. government has a plan for replacing some airport security staff with self-screening terrorist stations. The…

 

AI Act leaves asylum seekers unprotected, the Balkans collect more migrant biometric data

European policymakers took another step towards ratifying the landmark AI Act, reaching a provisional deal after a marathon negotiation on…

 

UN’s counter-terrorist travel biometrics poses human rights risk: Special Rapporteur

The United Nations’ travel surveillance system, which collects biometric data to track down terrorists, should be paused and “urgently reviewed,”…

 

Airport biometrics gains for SITA, Idemia but hit setback in Pakistan

Airports in South Africa and Abu Dhabi are advancing plans for biometrics in airports in collaboration with Idemia and SITA,…

 

EU inches closer to fingerprinting child asylum seekers, US sees its own proposals

After years of debates, the European Union may finally be ready to begin collecting the biometrics of asylum seekers as…

 

Renewed attack on EU’s proposed Eurodac biometric upgrade

Dozens of civil society organizations have renewed their demand that the EU stop expanding the capabilities of its biometric asylum-registration…

 

Australia issues tender for biometric cameras at 11 airports

Australia has released a tender to upgrade 11 of its major airports with biometric cameras that can capture and compare…

 

$22M OBIM-related contract for Four Points

The U.S. Homeland Security Department has awarded a $22.2 million biometrics-related contract to Virginia-based Four Points. The company is a…

 

Ghana hints at biometric passport fee hike; Nigeria nears fully digitized applications

A rise in the cost of production could lead to an increase in the fee for obtaining biometric passports in…

 

Bill threatens US biometrics program in airports

A group of U.S. senators, from opposing parties, are sponsoring a bill that would cauterize or kill a government biometric…

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