Biometric Data Soon to Be Required of Canadian Airport Employees


Transport Canada and the Canadian Air Transport Security
Authority announced that airport employees will soon be
required to use cards containing their fingerprints or iris
measurement in order to gain access to restricted areas.
The cards are being tested in Vancouver and Kelowna
airports with Montreal’s airport to be the next test site.

There is also a pilot project to use document-screening equipment to find explosives at pre-boarding checkpoints. The equipment will test for traces of explosives on documents such as boarding passes.

Transport Minister Jean Lapierre told a news conference that Ottawa is “committed to continuously enhancing the security of our aviation system.”

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