Passengers to be scanned in effort to “identify criminals and terrorists trying to enter the UK illegally”
Tuesday, August 16, 2008
Passport control officers at airports are to be phased out as new biometric face scanning cameras are to be rolled out under new UK border control measures.
The scheme works by scanning passengers’ faces and comparing them to photographs digitally stored on microchips in new biometric passports.
The technology, currently being trialed at Manchester airport is compatible with biometric passports issued throughout the EU, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 10:48 am