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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.

 

Onfido and INTERPOL train US officers on biometric passport fraud

A training session on recognizing fraudulent travel identity documents jointly held by INTERPOL’s Counterfeit Currency and Security Documents (CCSD) unit…

 

Israel could capture biometrics of all non-citizens entering the country

Governments around the world continue to draft and approve legislation to collect biometric data from arrivals into their countries and…

 

Increased interoperability of EU biometric databases may be impacting human rights

A new report in the European Journal of Law and Technology highlights a series of human rights concerns about the EU’s…

 

TSA plans for airport biometrics, mDLs hinted at in DHS webinar

America appears to be moving steadily towards allowing travelers to perform biometric checks with their smartphones with mobile driver’s licenses…

 

ECOWAS, Nigeria look to ease travel with biometric card, faster passport issuance

The Federal Government of Nigeria is to launch a new passport application process that will dramatically speed up the procedure…

 

Partnerships address EU border biometrics challenges with $216M deal, research project

A consortium including Unisys has been selected to provide biometric authentication at EU borders, while the EAB has joined a…

 

Elenium Automation addresses airport biometrics overhead with $200M fund launch

As airports and airlines are squeezed between reduced revenues and looming overcapacity concerns, Elenium Automation has launched a $200 million program…

 

New service bundles with PreCheck biometrics enrollment expected from Clear, Telos, Idemia

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) believes an additional service provider will launch enrollment services this year for its PreCheck…

 

Data privacy, security concerns as corporate providers step into US health pass vacuum

Airlines and non-governmental bodies are developing digital health passes to allow travel in the U.S. in the absence of a…

 

FacePhi, SITA and Collins each roll out facial recognition to airports on different continents

FacePhi, SITA and Collins Aerospace are all supplying face biometrics to aviation sector customers in new deployments. Meanwhile in Canada,…

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