A VeriScan facial recognition tablet tells a passenger to proceed to the gate after taking a photo in the next phase of CBP’s use of biometrics at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia on Sept. 6, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection Photo by Glenn Fawcett)

TSA Kicks Off Facial Recognition Trial in Las Vegas Airport

The Transportation Security Administration has launched a 30-day facial recognition trial at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Aug. 27.

Under the proof-of-concept test, a camera-equipped credential authenticator will compare live images of a traveler with his or her documents “using a proprietary facial matching algorithm” for verification.

The biometric screening is just for test purposes. Passengers who volunteer to participate will still have a TSA screener manually review their travel documents, according to a Department of Homeland Security privacy impact assessment.

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