EDPB issues Opinion on biometric passenger identification at airports

24/05/2024 | EDPB

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued an opinion concerning the use of facial recognition technology at airports by operators and airline companies to streamline passenger flows.

The EDPB's scope is limited to the specific purpose of biometric-enabled authentication or identification of passengers to streamline the passenger flow at airports at four specific areas: security checkpoints, baggage dropoff, boarding, and access to passenger lounges where the technology might be used and the legality of each processing instance under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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