The US Customs and Border Protection program called Biometric Exit has already been rolled out in 17 airports in the US. While passenger convenience is enhanced, there are some privacy concerns that have been raised.
Facial recognition in airports: “The US Customs and Border Protection program, called Biometric Exit, is in 17 airports… The agency plans to have the system scan 97 percent of all outbound international travelers by 2021.” https://t.co/yDoiZz8usb from @lhautala
— Stephen Shankland (@stshank) March 21, 2019
Expert Comments Below:
Ryan Wilk, VP of Customer Success at NuData Security:
“Convenience versus privacy will be one of the biggest issues that the US will grapple with over the next few years. For airports, sporting events and brick and mortar stores, facial recognition would be convenient and easy to move people through at a faster pace. Facial recognition combined with passive biometrics can provide a quick and easy way of identifying people. However, transparency of the process, how data is stored and removed, and what it is being used for, are all procedures that will have to be hammered out to protect people’s privacy.”