CLEAR Ahead

August 8, 2011

By: A.B from The Economist

YOU MAY remember CLEAR from its earlier incarnation, before bankruptcy forced its closure in June 2009. The company, which specialises in biometric identity verification for airline passengers, rose again in November 2010 under new management, and is in operation at Denver and Orlando airports. At a time when “risk-based screening” (the use of intelligence and behaviour assessment to give each passenger a tailor-made security screening) is on the agenda after the decision of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to roll out a test programme in the autumn, CLEAR’s modus operandi is worth an examination.

Check out the full article in The Economist here: http://www.economist.com/node/21525570