CBP Launches Website to Promote Transparency Around Biometric Travel Program

NextGov: U.S. Customs and Border Protection rolled out a new website last month dedicated to its Biometric Entry-Exit program used to verify identities at ports. In a recent interview, a CBP official told Nextgov the new site aims to alleviate privacy concerns by providing a clear explanation of how CBP uses biometric facial comparison technology.

The new website launched September 1, one day before the Government Accountability Office publicly released an audit outlining failures by CBP to provide adequate notice informing travelers about the biometric program via signage at ports, website information and CBP call center assistance.

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