Luxembourg Airport will increase security at their border control system by adding a pre-registration option, mobile screening and biometric identity management. Read more about the entry-exit system from Veridos in this case study.
The Port of Seattle Commission has voted to ban the use of biometric technology for surveillance and security purposes by government and law enforcement on all its properties, which include the downtown port and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
If proposals in the French Senate come to fruition, the country could become one of the first in the world to make sweeping laws against the use of biometric technology, excepting certain stringent security-based cases.
Facial biometric recognition works well on clear images with a good view of the face, but much additional data is often discarded due to the fact that the face, or the full face, is not clearly visible. The discarded data contains “soft” biometrics, such as height, gait and other features, such as ears.
There is potentially more information for biometrics-based identity recognition in images of people than the face alone, according to a new study from the journal of Psychological Science by researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas and the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST).