Face time gets standard

The DHS adopts a common way to exchange facial data.

Just an interesting note today: In a move that could boost the adoption of facial recognition technology, the Department of Homeland Security settled on a standard format for facial data.

The standard, developed by the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), tells facial-recognition software and hardware companies how to design their products to allow them to communicate with one another.

This should help the United States, and countries with which it shares visa waivers, roll out passports that contain facial recognition data that much faster.

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