Diane Sabatino of The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has today been announced as the first keynote speaker at Identity Week America taking place in October, following her address at the London event last week.

Opening Day 1 of Identity Week Europe, Diane spoke about beginning to fulfil the “touchless experience” mandate set out in 2002 to introduce a biometric traveller verification service across ports of entry in the U.S.

The new border control system is a cloud-based facial biometric matching service which compares a live photo of the traveller to datasets of photographs collected from previous encounters or advanced on-boarding. Holdings are populated with advanced information from the traveller prior to or on arrival at airports.

To date, Diane quoted that 179 million travellers have been processed through U.S. airports using this biometric facial technology, allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop 153,000 overstayers and identify 15,000 imposters that present a security risk to international travel passing through the U.S.

Implemented across all border points, the biometric traveller verification service is demonstrating headway in how U.S. border protection agencies tackle illegitimate travel across the United States. The upcoming event in October promises to elaborate on further border security measures being enacted by The U.S. Border Control and Protection when regional stakeholders meet in Washington D.C.

Identity Week America returns from 4-5 October 2022, with the mission to accelerate the move towards a safe and secure world where trusted identity solutions enable governments, border agencies and commercial organisations to authenticate genuine human identities in real-time.

Join the rest of the U.S. identity ecosystem by following the link to register here: https://secure.terrapinn.com/V5/step1.aspx?E=10580