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Canada Dashboard Digest | Vancouver airport to use facial-recognition technology Related reading: Advocacy group pushes for digital privacy with Australian smart-city projects

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Vancouver International Airport will be the first in Canada to use facial recognition for pre-screened travelers, the Vancouver Sun reports. Nexus cardholders will be asked to download their passport photo, which will identify their facial features at kiosks. Iris scanners had previously been used to identify Nexus travelers, and the Canada Border Services Agency said the switch “allows the CBSA to align its biometric collection and verification practices with internationally recognized standards and trends.” Personal information is not stored on the kiosk, the CBSA said. The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has raised concerns over the reliability and use of biometric scanning.
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