World Security Report News2016-01-11 13:37:34

Canadian Authorities Test Facial Recognition Screening for Border Security

Canadian Authorities Test Facial Recognition Screening for Border SecurityThe Canadian government is testing out facial recognition for border security screening.

The work is being led by the Canadian Border Services Agency in collaboration with the University of Quebec, with the system in question designed to scan the faces of travellers captured on video cameras and compare them against criminal and terrorist databases. The aim is to immediately and automatically identify individuals who could pose a security threat.

Radio Canada International reports, the technology will be tested at various locations in an operational context although apparently no trials involving actual travellers has yet taken place. It could eventually be installed at US-Canada border points and at international airports

Source: Radio Canada International

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