It home, Dec. 5 (CNN) -- the U.S. government plans to conduct facial recognition tests on all inbound and outbound tourists, and will install facial recognition scanners in the 20 largest airports in the United States in 2021.
The U.S. government said it would conduct face recognition tests for all inbound and outbound tourists, not just for U.S. nationals. In this way, criminals and known suspected terrorists can be identified, and problems such as counterfeiting and the use of expired entry documents can be eliminated.
It is understood that under the existing regulations in the United States, American citizens can choose not to accept biological scanning, and some critics say that the system violates the right of privacy. A senior policy analyst with the civil rights coalition said travelers, including US citizens, should not be subject to aggressive biological scans.
According to CBP, a pilot program has been implemented for foreign tourists; however, according to internal audit in 2018, all nine US airports planned to pilot have found technical problems. Finally, the U.S. Homeland Security Agency said it plans to install face recognition scanners at the 20 largest airports in the United States by 2021.