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For the first time, an American airport requires all passengers to scan the biometric face
22/Jun/2018

The biometric survey at Orlando International Airport will be required for all US air travelers, for the first time in the United States, according to the Associated Press.

The agency quoted representatives of the airport administration as saying that the face pictures would be compared with a biometric database of the US Department of Homeland Security, in order to confirm the identity of the owners.

The first tests of biometric systems were conducted last summer at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport in Minnesota, as well as during the booking of American Jet Blue flights.

The Department of Homeland Security's Department of Homeland Security began testing the technology in January this year at Los Angeles International Airport.

The procedure is being implemented on a limited scale at airports in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Washington, but Orlando Airport will be the first to test all passengers.

Source: TASS