By Andrew Atkinson

Spain will install facial recognition systems on its borders this year under the management of the National Police as part of the European ‘biometric corridors’ programme – facial recognition.

The measures are being introduced to update borders security technology, in accordance within the European Union.

Director general of the National Police, Francisco Pardo.
Director general of the National Police, Francisco Pardo.

The director general of the National Police, Francisco Pardo, in the Interior commission of the Congress of Deputies said: “Regarding migration and border management the National Police will manage the great border challenge of this modernisation that, in the coming years, will involve the implementation of the EU Entry and Exit System (SES) and of the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS).”

Border posts biometric corridors technology is funded by Frontex, which aims to provide all European police forces with a more agile identification system for citizens, due to their fingerprint or facial recognition.

Director general Pardo announced the project will be installed in Spain on a pilot basis in the La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz.