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TSA tries biometric checks

Frequent travelers at five airports who submit biometric data and pass a background check will be able to breeze through security checkpoints as part of the Transportation Security Administration’s Registered Traveler Pilot program. The program allows frequent fliers to move through airport security checkpoints more quickly using a smart card with a biometric component — a unique identifier, such as a fingerprint or iris scan. TSA, which is kicking off the program at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport later this month, expects to enroll about 3,000 travelers per airport. “TSA approached this pilot with the firm idea that security could not and would not be compromised,” said TSA Acting Administrator David Stone. “And we believe that this pilot program will provide frequent travelers with the means to expedite the screening experience without compromising on security.” Full Story

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