Tourists To Pay With Fingerprint At Japan Olympics
In the lead up to the 2020 Olympics, Japan is implementing a fingerprint registration, identification and payment system for visitors
At large scale events with thousands of attendees, the speed with which venues process identification checks and payments can make or break a visitor’s experience. Japan is working to ensure attendees at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have a smooth visit with its fingerprint registration, identification and payment system.
Visitors will submit fingerprint, credit card and other information at the airport. During their visit attendees will verify their identity and pay for items by placing two fingers onto a reading devices at hotels, stores and restaurants.
Visitor data will be made anonymous and later used by the Japanese government to analyze attendees travel and purchase preferences, as part of a plan to increase tourism. However, there are concerns that tourists may feel uneasy about handing over their personal information, so the Japanese government will begin system trials this summer.
Source | http://www.springwise.com/