The New Zealand government’s immigration department, Immigration New Zealand, is trialing its new biometric system that uses facial recognition to match people to their passport upon entry into the country, according to a ZDNet article.
The department is planning on being able to use biometric systems to authenticate all travelers’ identities upon their entry into the country within a few years.
The new system, which was developed by biometrics technology developer Daon, is being trialed for the next 12 months and not being used in regular border control operations.
Additionally, the replacements of Immigration New Zealand’s Application management System to Immigration Global Management System is being considered a separate upgrade, but also able to further assist in identity management for the department.
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