Biometric testing at Swedish airport

Scandinavian Airlines claims to be the first airline in the world to introduce biometrically processed security checks. A four-week trial at Lulea Airport in Sweden ensures that the passenger who checks in luggage is the one who boards the flight. During the voluntary trial passengers checking in baggage will have their index finger print scanned and recorded. A second scan is carried out at the departure gate verifying the identity, and the information is erased when the customer completes the journey. Following the trial the new security measures will be introduced nationally across Sweden during autumn 2006, although Stockholm and Gothenburg will be affected at a later date. SAS’ ultimate objective is to introduce biometric security to Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

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