Canada Testing ‘Digital ID’ System That Uses Blockchain, Biometrics to Screen Travelers


The Canadian government is helping test a new airport security and screening system that will allow travelers to digitize and share travel documents and biometric information with authorities in advance. The “Known Traveller Digital Identity” system aims at exploiting emerging technologies including biometrics, blockchain and artificial intelligence in boosting cross-border security, reducing the threat of cyber-terrorism, and streamlining international travel. Transport Canada is one of several partners involved in the project, with the others including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, INTERPOL, Google, Visa and Hilton Worldwide.

Canada testing ‘digital ID’ system that uses blockchain, biometrics to screen travellers

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