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Wait! Face scans at airports a great idea. It should wait for privacy law’s final shape

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The civil aviation ministry is mulling over paperless identification for the checking-in process for flyers—soon, facial recognition, a biometric identification technique, will be used for checking in passengers on domestic flights. The ministry plans to conduct trials at four airports run by the Airport Authority of India—Pune, Kolkata, Varanasi and Vijayawada—before rolling it out in four PPP metro airports, followed by the rest.

This ‘Digi-Yatra’ system will not be mandatory, and the other measures by which flyers pass through airport security will still be available. For the facial scan to be uploaded, registered........

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