Airport Biometric Screening Will Be Linked With Interpol Databases

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Planning to go to Philippines? Heightened airport security will await you. The biometric screening at Ninoy Aquino International Airport will serve to identifying fugitives by cross referencing passengers with Interpol databases #biomagic

Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration is partnering up with Interpol to identify people wanted by the law before they enter the country’s capital Manila. Cameras will take photos of all passengers and see whether any of them matches a person listed in Interpol’s criminal databases. This move would mark Philippines as the first country in southeast Asia to work with Interpol in such a way, but that’s not surprising at all, considering President Rodrigo Duterte’s stance on crime.

Cameras have been installed already, so it’s a matter of time to link them to a facial recognition system and get them to work.

Do you think this could be this type of airport security should be implemented in other countries?


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