Transportation Security Administration

Hampton’s New Biometric BenjiLock is TSA-Approved for Travel

Hampton’s New Biometric BenjiLock is TSA-Approved for Travel

Hampton Products has introduced a new BenjiLock designed specifically for travel. The original BenjiLock is a biometric padlock that opens with a fingerprint scan and eliminates the need to remember a combination or a key. The TSA Travel/Luggage Lock is meant to be more portable, making it an ideal solution for those looking to secure…

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

TSA Announces ‘Pop-Up’ Enrollment Centers for PreCheck

“Both pop-up enrollment centers will be open from February 11th to 22nd, with eligible travelers invited to make an appointment online. “ The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has two new “pop-up” enrollment centers for the TSA PreCheck biometric expedited screening program for travelers. One of the pop-ups will be in the Long Island MacArthur Airport…

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

DFW Airport, a TSA Innovation Site, Named ‘Airport of the Year’

“The airport was selected as an Innovation Task Force site by the Transportation Security Administration near the start of 2018, establishing it as hub for ITF experimentation in technologies like biometric authentication and automated passenger screening.” Air Transport World, a longstanding trade magazine focused on the aviation industry, has named Dallas Fort Worth International Airport…

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

EFF Raises Alarm Over TSA’s Expanding Biometrics Efforts

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is raising red flags over the Transportation Security Administration’s plans to expand its use of biometrics at US airports. The EFF’s warnings, outlined in a new blog post, come in response to the TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience published in October. The document laid out a…

TSA Prepares Temporary Enrollment Center at Arnold Palmer Airport

TSA Prepares Temporary Enrollment Center at Arnold Palmer Airport

“…the TSA is preparing to open a temporary enrollment center near Pennsylvania’s Arnold Palmer Regional Airport next week.” As the weather cools down and the holiday travel season heats up, the Transportation Security Administration is looking to get more people enrolled in its TSA PreCheck program. By submitting certain biographic and biometric information in advance,…

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

TSA Teams Up with CBP on Biometric Traveller Screening

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has officially teamed up with US Customs and Border Protection in its effort to expand its use of biometric traveler screening technology. The revelation arrives via the newly published TSA Biometrics Roadmap for Aviation Security and the Passenger Experience, a document aimed at detailing the TSA’s “plan to expand the…

Swiss Airline Becomes Latest TSA PreCheck Partner

Swiss Airline Becomes Latest TSA PreCheck Partner

“…US citizens and residents who have signed up for TSA PreCheck will be able to breeze their way through security screening while making their way to board flights on Swiss International Air Lines.” Swiss International Air Lines has become the latest foreign partner to sign on with the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck biometric pre-screening program.…

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

Privacy Impact Assessment Details Phase II of DHS’s Biometric Border Screening Program

The Department of Homeland Security has issued its Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the second phase of the Traveler Verification Service (TVS), the biometric border screening program being developed by the US Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Transportation Security Administration. The program revolves around the biometric identification of travelers. As it stands in…