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first_imgReports claim that BAA is ready to resurrect its bid to introduce compulsory fingerprinting at Heathrow‘s new Terminal 5 – and across all of the airports it operates.The group was forced to retract its plans to introduce the security system at T5 when it opened last week, due to concerns raised by the Information Commissioner’s Office over a potential breach to the Data Protection Act.According to the Daily Mail, BAA has nonetheless reaffirmed its intentions, planning to see off legal concerns and introduce the pioneering system not only at Heathrow but also at Gatwick, Stansted and all other BAA-operated hubs.A BAA spokesman was quoted by the Daily Mail as claiming: “Fingerprinting is not being introduced in isolation at Heathrow. Biometrics is a BAA-wide project. Anything we do at Heathrow is planned to be BAA-wide.”Airport fingerprinting would be a first in the UK, but is already a compulsory measure for non-citizen visitors to the United States and Japan.Introduced post September 11th, the American fingerprinting system is now being ramped up, with new equipment currently being trialled at New York’s JFK International Airport, requiring non-citizens to give four fingers and thumb print from each hand before storing them digitally.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedPassengers flock to Heathrow for long-haul flightsPassengers flock to Heathrow for long-haul flightsBMI: CAA must intervene against Heathrow hikeBMI has appealed for a ruling against BAA, complaining that smaller aircraft would be penalised by new landing charges.BAA-owned airports need ‘better regulation’The “regulatory system” rather than airport ownership is the most pressing concern with airports in the BAA grouplast_img

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