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Biometric ID cards being used to eliminate some Brexit prohibitions

Brexit has caused a drop in inbound travel, prompting segments of that industry to pressure UK officials to ease up….


Travel industry adoption of facial recognition grows

Travelers are likely to be among the first to experience the mass worldwide commercial deployment of facial recognition, with a…


Privacy group challenges Ryanair’s use of facial recognition

Digital rights group NOYB has filed a complaint against Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline by passenger numbers. The complaint alleges that…


ETIAS clarifies biometric data requirements about Europe’s new visa system

As Europe prepares to introduce its new Entry/Exit System (EES) at the end of 2023, confusion is growing around data…


Amsterdam-based startup secures funding for advancement of travel digital ID technology

An Amsterdam-based travel technology startup, NeoKe secured €1.3 million (roughly US$1.46 million) in funding from several venture capital funds to…


Frontex sees 5 new biometric techs to use on borders

EU officials have identified still-developing technologies and techniques that research indicates will be key to well-functioning borders. Biometric research presented…


Channel Islands begin accepting French ID cards, quietly drop Brexit entry requirements for CTA

Jersey has been given UK permission to run a pilot over the summer to allow French day-trippers to visit the…


ETIAS delayed again, new target 2024

The launch of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) has been delayed by the European Union once again,…


Vietnam to implement face biometrics system for passenger check-ins at airports

Passengers traveling through airports in Vietnam will soon have a new experience undergoing security checks, according to the Civil Aviation…


Air travel forecast to integrate new biometric and metaverse applications

Several private and public entities have recently opined on how biometrics could improve air travel, including SITA, Amadeus and Oosto….

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