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Indra boasts biometric capture briefcase for Maltese visas

Indra Sistemas SA has made a system for capturing biometric information for Maltese embassies and consulates that’s mounted in a briefcase….


Philippine ePassports soon to include iris scans

The Philippine government is planning to introduce iris scans as a part of its e-passport program. According to a report…


Morpho deploys biometric e-Gates in New Zealand

Since Morpho introduced its SmartGate technology in New Zealand, 6 million people have used it to pass through customs. Morpho has…


TSA expands biometric security screening, anticipates spike in membership

The TSA is expanding TSA Pre, its biometric expedited screening program and the administration is expecting a surge in membership. The…


European Data Protection Supervisor questions biometric entry/exit system proposal

The European Data Protection Supervisor has just published a scathing response to a proposed biometrics entry and exit system for travellers…


First Libyan biometric passport to be issued by the end of the month

If all stakeholders stick to their agreed-upon timelines, Libya’s first biometric passport should be issued by the end of July….


U.S., Canada, Israel consider Aadhaar for visa applications

Three countries – the U.S., Canada and Israel – have expressed interest in using Aadhaar-based applications to simplify the visa…


Ukraine inches closer to biometric passport production

Production for biometric passports in Ukraine could begin as soon as this year, though some uncertainty around funding persists. Reported…


The Gambia eyes biometric passport

Reports are emerging to suggest that The Gambia is set to introduce a biometric passport to its citizens. According to…


San Antonio International set to introduce CLEAR kiosks

CLEAR has announced that its traveler services at San Antonio International Airport by this summer. “We are thrilled to bring CLEAR…

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