Peter Swire, Scheller College of Business Professor of Law and Ethics and Associate Director for Policy of the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security and Privacy, was interviewed by WABE’s Closer Look with Rose Scott to discuss the upcoming launch of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s facial recognition check-in technology.
Delta Air Lines plans to implement the biometric system December 1, 2018, at the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal. The “biometric terminal” will be the first of its kind in the country.
While Atlanta-based Delta anticipates shorter lines and streamlined traveling for its passengers, Swire addressed concerns with biometric technology.
“One concern is people think it’s perfect and it isn’t,” Swire said, noting that biometrics (including fingerprints) can be stolen and addresses privacy and cybersecurity concerns that should be addressed before the technology is widely utilized.