Australia Is Replacing Passports With Facial Recognition Tech

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By Dorothy Ng / 12 Apr 2017

Australia Is Replacing Passports With Facial Recognition Tech

The Australian government wants to replace passports with advanced biometric facial, iris, and fingerprint recognition to allow for an automatic, self-processing system for 90 percent of passengers. A pilot program will be implemented at Canberra Airport this July, followed by the bigger airports in Sydney or Melbourne by November, and a complete roll out by March 2019.



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