Delta announces it will start to scan faces at airport check-in

Delta announces it will start to scan faces at airport check-in

Later this year, Delta Airlines will be implementing facial recognition at its Atlanta International Airport terminals.

  • The biometric facial scan is optional and will help passengers to save a few minutes when boarding a flight. It hopes to run trials at New York’s John F. Kennedy and Detroit Metropolitan airports.
  • Customs and Border Protection uses facial recognition data to combat visitors overstaying their visas, but the move brings up privacy concerns for consumers.
  • The biometric data collected by Delta is stored by the US government for two weeks. Exit records of citizens and green card holders are held for 15 years and non-immigrant visitors can be held for 75 years.