This week, Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, hosts a conference on the use of biometrics at the borders. This year, the conference focuses on the growing challenge of the use of morphed images of faces in identification documents to fool officials and computer systems.
The International Conference of Biometrics for Borders brings together experts and practitioners to discuss the various challenges and opportunities related to the use of biological or physical characteristics to identify individuals by law enforcement authorities.
“In today’s world we can no longer rely solely on traditional means of border control to assure a steady flow of travellers across borders and protect the security of our citizens at the same time,” said Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri.
“One of the key tools for the border guard authorities, of course, is new technology, especially biometric solutions. The right biometric solutions can have the power to allows genuine travellers to cross borders more smoothly, while allowing law enforcement authorities to identify potential threats more efficiently,” he added.