Air Canada becomes first airline to test facial recognition tech for ID verification in Canada

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The major Canadian airline has launched digital identification. Air Canada recently announced the launch of its facial recognition tech, becoming Canada’s very first airline to receive approval to offer its customers the security and convenience of a new digital option to confirm their identification. Air Canada’s digital identification offers customers a seamless boarding option. The digital identification offered by the airline is a single enrollment feature on the Air Canada app. The biometric data of the customer is encrypted and stored only on the customer’s mobile phone. For the data…

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Air Canada mobile app data has been compromised

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Canada’s largest airline confirms its mobile app data has been breached. The airline’s customers who use the Air Canada mobile app, have been notified about a cyberattack that occurred at some point last week during August 22 – 24. An estimated 20,000 of its 1.7 million app users may have been affected. As many as 20,000 Air Canada mobile app users have been affected, according to the company. This is approximately 1% of its 1.7 million app users. The airline became aware of the app data breach when it noticed…

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Mobile gadgets to be embraced on Air Canada flights

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The airline has now added itself to a growing number of other carriers offering WiFi access in-flight. Air Canada has now joined among the various airlines that have announced that they will be offering WiFi access for the users of mobile gadgets on their flights, so that travelers won’t be required to disconnect throughout the length of their time in the air. In the case of this airline, the WiFi access will be available only on flights in North America. This ability to cater to travelers with mobile gadgets will…

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