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Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

by Steve Dent, Engadget

International airport arrivals could “literally just walk out like at a domestic airport.”

Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The “Seamless Traveler” project is aimed at creating a “fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 percent of travelers,” so that border control can focus on high-risk passengers. The handy, but invasive-sounding plan would allow international travelers to “literally just walk out like at a domestic airport,” security analyst John Coyne told Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald.

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