The E-Gates at Manchester Airport, facial recognition-based biometric gates that enable passengers to bypass lines for automated security checks, were temporarily suspended due to an investigation of a couple swapping passports and then passing through the gates, according to a BBC News article.
Both people involved were stopped by immigration officers supervising the system. After the incident use of the gates halted until an investigation was concluded.
With the investigation completed, the gates resumed normal operation of scanning faces and comparing them to the data stored on the chip embedded on UK and other European travelers’ e-passports.
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