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Facial Recognition Is Coming to the PreCheck Lanes

Old Oct 16, 18, 6:53 pm
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Facial Recognition Is Coming to the PreCheck Lanes

Bloomberg Technology:
Facial Recognition Is Coming to an Airport Security Lane Near You

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The Transportation Security Administration on Monday unveiled a multistep plan to make increased use of facial recognition and other biometric identification tools to improve accuracy and speed wait times.

TSA, which has tested biometric systems in Los Angeles and Atlanta, will start using the technology on international travelers entering and leaving the U.S. and then expand to tests on domestic passengers enrolled in the agency’s PreCheck program, according to a 23-page report outlining TSA’s plans.

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Airline passengers must show proof of identification before entering a TSA screening lane along with their boarding pass. This allows TSA to check names against terrorist watch lists and verify identities of passengers. Using facial-recognition software or fingerprints would replace those manual checks and are seen as less prone to fraud.

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Old Oct 17, 18, 8:21 pm
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they are already using it at least at immigration, as seen from news articles

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Old Oct 18, 18, 1:17 am
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they are already using it at least at immigration, as seen from news articles about catching people using passports belonging to other people
And FRT is also making lots of false negatives during the FRT matching process. This is in large part why where FRT goes into place for automated border control kiosks, the variance in time to clear immigration control has become so much more extreme than it used to be. With TSA PreCheck using FRT to see who qualifies for PreCheck screening, there will be false negatives and that will make a mess of things for the many passengers who will get denied PreCheck for reasons related to FRT matching being anything but 100% correct.
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Old Oct 18, 18, 8:35 am
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Folks,

Please keep in mind that the Trusted Travelers forum is informational.

Members come here in search of information and practical advice about applying for and using the various Trusted Travelers programs; please limit your postings here to seeking and providing practical information, and sharing news, experiences and data points about the use of facial recognition technology in the PreCheck lanes.

Commentary and opinions about about the effectiveness and reliability of facial recognition technology belong in the Checkpoints and Borders Policy Debate forum where we have several threads discussing such issues.

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