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Coming Soon: Face recognition technology in Indian airports

The Indian government plans to decongest its airports by introducing facial recognition technology next year (2019).

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation said passengers on domestic flights will be able to opt to use their biometric authentication system and go paperless.

“Security will benefit from the ability of the technology to verify the passenger at every checkpoint in a non-intrusive way,” ministry secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey said in a statement.

The biometric technology (which is of course Aadhaar driven) will be introduced first at Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports by February next year, followed by Kolkata, Varanasi, Pune and Vijayawada by April (via).

Privacy, anyone?