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IBIA Backs Visa Waiver Changes, Urges Further Efforts

IBIA Backs Visa Waiver Changes, Urges Further Efforts

The International Biometrics & Identification Association (IBIA) has issued a statement backing the US government’s recent efforts to tighten its Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Commenting on the H.R. 158 legislation specifically, the IBIA expressed “strong support.” The new regulations come in large part as a response to the November 13th terror attacks in Paris. The…

CBP Launches Biometric Screening Trial at US-Mexico Border

CBP Launches Biometric Screening Trial at US-Mexico Border

A major biometric border control project has entered its testing phase at the US-Mexico border. The US Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) has started the pilot phase of a new system that will collect the biometrics of non-US citizens passing through the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego. The project was first…

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

CBP Takes Cautious Privacy Approach in Airport Screening

The US government went to considerable lengths to minimize privacy concerns as it tested out a biometric airport screening program at the Dulles International Airport. Run by the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) department, working in conjunction with private contractor Unisys, the system was run through a pilot testing phase that…

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