Official launch of face scanners at Gatwick

This week has seen the official launch of the face scanners at Gatwick Airport.

The scanners, which were officially launched on Monday by Home secretary Alan Johnson, scan passengers’ faces and compares the image with photos in the passengers’ passports. Only passengers with the new biometric passports can use the scanners.

The scanners are currently being used at Birmingham, Manchester, Stansted, Cardiff and Bristol airports.

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