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Airport facial recognition is improving, DHS watchdog says

Customs and Border Protection has strengthened its facial recognition procedures for international travelers attempting to enter the United States since 2019, including removing officers’ abilities to override facial mismatches, according to a new oversight report.

The report from the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security found that “CBP complied with facial recognition policies to identify international travelers” across 238 U.S. international airports where the agency has deployed facial biometric technology since May 2019, and even took its own steps to further “enhance” facial recognition procedures while processing over 51 million travelers.

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