Facial recognition, fingerprints to replace passports at Australian airports



Radical security overhaul at Australian airports will replace passport scanners and paper cards with facial recognition technology

DATE: 22/01/2017
SOURCE: MALTA TODAY


Australia has announced a radical overhaul of security at its international airports, with new technology set to replace passports as the means of identifying passengers by 2020.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is seeking tenders for a self-processing system that would abolish incoming passenger cards, remove the need for most passengers to show their passports and replace manned desks with electronic stations and automatic triage.

Instead, passengers will be processed by biometric recognition of their face, iris and/or fingerprints, which will be matched to existing data.


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