CBP is planning to upgrade its systems using facial recognition and other technologies. The agency seeks to replace its security system with a biometric one, using fingerprints and face scans instead of passwords. The goal is to make officers more mobile and able to make decisions to admit or refer travelers with a “single touch point,” rather than remain stationary behind desks. Global Entry kiosks, which allow pre-approved travelers to have expedited clearance through customs, will also be replaced with a “facial recognition solution.” Use of the technology in this way has drawn criticism that it violates privacy and civil liberty. CPB is searching for a private vendor to provide the technology.

– Weekly Immigration Briefing by Olivia Hester, Immigration Law Analyst at Docketwise

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