More airports deploy behavior-based passenger screening systems

Published 5 December 2005

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will begin in January 2006 testing a new passenger-screening system which gives greater weight to how people act than to what they are carrying. Airport police said that a unit has already been trained by former Israeli airport security experts in “behavioral pattern recognition.”. The unit will work with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which began testing a similar system at the airport last month. The announcement about the installation of behavior-based screening machines follows the rule relaxation by TSA last week which allows passengers to carry items such as small scissors and screwdrivers on planes starting 22 December.

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