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Three-quarters of Australians would be willing to provide biometric data – such as a facial recognition scan – to ensure airlines can verify the actual passport holder is boarding an international flight in the wake of the Malaysia Airlines 370 disappearance, says a new survey from information technology firm Unisys. The MH370 incident exposed gaps in airport security, with two Iranians on board discovered to be travelling on stolen European passports that were not checked against an international police database or biometric information. “The airlines are responsible for making sure the person who boards the flight has a visa appropriate to enter the country [of landing],” Unisys Asia Pacific security program director John Kendall said. “What the airlines are not able to do effectively today without biometrics is to show the person who is travelling is the real holder of the passport.” More