Passenger system aims to help prevent terror threat

UNIVERSIADE PREPARATIONS:Officials said that police officers nationwide would be on stand-by in case of a major disruption, while 5,000 would be on duty in Taipei

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 06, 2017
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The government is to link its Advanced Passenger Information System to systems in

A woman prepares items to be scanned at a security checkpoint at the Taipei Universiade Athletes’ Village in New Taipei City’s Linkou District on Friday. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

the US, Japan and Southeast Asian nations, in a move designed to help prevent terrorists entering Taiwan, with the Taipei Universiade to start on Aug. 19, officials said yesterday.

The system compares passenger lists to customs data to prevent “99.9 percent of all suspect individuals” from entering the nation, officials said, adding that such people would be prevented from boarding flights bound for Taiwan from participating nations.

Although Taiwan is not a member of Interpol and unable to obtain first-hand anti-terrorism information, it has bilateral information sharing agreements with the US and Japan, officials said.    [FULL  STORY]

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