Winding your way through a security line is not most people’s idea of a good time. In three Texas airports, there is an alternative. It’s called Clear. The cost is $179 per year, prints from all ten fingers, two iris scans and a face scan. Clear uses biometric scanning to match the information you submit to your face and fingers at the airport.
Michelle DeMooy, director of privacy and data at the Center for Democracy and Technology says the price of convenience can be high. Biometric information you provide to the Clear program can’t be taken back, and it’s public.
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– Why the technology is popular in airports and sports stadiums
– How you should decide between convenience and personal privacy
– What risks you face when submitting to biometric scanning
Written by Shelly Brisbin.