Border Control

All the news, press releases and reports on the use of biometrics in the Travel & Transportation sector - including land, sea and airside border control, automated fast track systems, boarding gates and baggage handling…

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US chides Greece over biometric ID delays 20 September 2018

The US State Department has slammed Greece over delays in issuing new biometric identification cards.

Air France awarded for biometric boarding 17 September 2018

Air France received the Bronze Award in a recent ceremony for the implementation of its biometric boarding.

CBP biometric tools catches second imposter at Dulles 11 September 2018

US Customs and Border Protection biometric security checks at Washington Dulles International Airport intercepted a second impostor trying to enter the US in just its third week of operation. 

House passes biometric screening act 10 September 2018

The House of Representatives has passed the Biometric Identification Transnational Migration Alert Program (BITMAP) Authorization Act (H.R. 6439), sponsored by Rep. Michael T. McCaul, R-Texas. 

CBP launches face recognition at Dulles 07 September 2018

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) plan to jointly implement facial recognition technology for both departing and arriving international travelers at Dulles International Airport (IAD).


Waving goodbye to queues with your fingerprint?

Advanced optical biometric devices that read fingerprints at walking speed, as users wave their hands through scanners, promise to resolve speed issues raised by previous biometric authentication methods. But experts caution that it may not be so straightforward.

What is the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Engineering project?

A question and answer session designed to answer questions about the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering (AEER) project and its integration of biometrics

EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.

Airports: a mirror for future biometrics?

Are humanoid robots the future of border controls? Could the whole experience from getting a passport, buying a ticket, dropping of luggage and being pre-cleared for travel, shopping at and being monitored at the airport and on aircraft to leaving the destination airport be automated by biometrics in user-friendly, secure, acceptable and visible ways?

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