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Facial Recognition: Airports vs. Events

Facial identification for airport security sparks conversation about similar tech used for event attendee engagement

On April 25, the U.S. Travel Association came out forcefully against an amendment to a bill before Congress that reauthorizes and funds the Federal Aviation Administration—an amendment that U.S. Travel says would scuttle technological progress and lengthen wait times at airport-security checkpoints.

Specifically, the amendment proposed by Senators Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration from using most facial-matching technology at airport checkpoints. Such technology is used at about 25 major U.S. airports for travelers enrolled in the TSA PreCheck program, while TSA seeks to install the application at more than 400 U.S. airports over the next few years.

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