Biometric Screening Technology at Airports

Colleen Chamberlain
Vice President, Transportation Security Policy

Biometric screening technologies have the potential to transform the passenger travel experience, enhancing both efficiency and security. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been at the forefront of introducing these transformative biometric technologies as part of both the entry and exit process for international travelers. At both Orlando International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport, biometrics are being used to board passengers and expedite international travel. TSA is partnering with CBP to explore opportunities to use biometrics for domestic travel as well.

As promising as the technology appears, cost, privacy concerns and operational logistics could impede the move toward seamless travel and the wide scale use of biometrics. Join us at the 18th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit, December 4-5, 2018, at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia to be part of the debate and learn about biometric technology, CBP and TSA initiatives, and airport and airline experiences with biometrics to date.