About 100,000 workers at the Olympics site in London are to be screened using advanced face and palm recognition techniques in one of the largest and most expensive security operations undertaken on a British construction project.
Every worker on the site – up to 10,000 at one time at the peak of construction in 2010 and 100,000 in total – will pass through a two-tier biometrics access system that includes palm-print reading and face recognition.
“The gates will be like the Jubilee Line – put your hand down and it will open,” John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), said.
Keep an eye on this. I suspect that it will be an expensive disaster: and that such will be covered up. Because if biometrics cannot be made to work on such a scale then of course, they won\’t work for the National Database either, will they?