Friday, December 03, 2021

Data rules for Digi Yatra airport biometrics outlined

Details continue to slowly emerge about how India’s Digi Yatra will work, while NEC award wins and a Clear expansion show continuing momentum for airport biometrics. Idemia and others will make their pitch at FTE Global 2021 next week.

The Digi Yatra airport biometric system will remain optional, and sharing any of the biometric data gathered strictly prohibited, according to a Ministry of Aviation official’s statement covered by MediaNama (subscription required and recommended).

In testimony to the Lok Sabha, Aviation Ministry official General (retired) VK Singh reiterated the plan to roll out biometric boarding first at four airports across the country as phase one of the Digi Yatra project. Trials have also been held at Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Passengers’ biometric data will be collected through an app, and deleted 24 hours after flight departure. The security of the system will be tested independently, General Singh said.

The face biometrics algorithms are provided by NEC India.

03/12/21 Biometric Update

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