Facial Recognition Coming to an Airport Security Lane Near You

Oct. 15, 2018, 7:34 PM

Someday soon you may not have to show a driver’s license or passport at the airport security lane in the U.S.

The Transportation Security Administration on Oct. 15 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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