Cable & Telecom

Telus and WestJet trial Trusted Boarding

CALGARY – Earlier this week, WestJet and Telus trialled Trusted Boarding, which uses facial verification technology as a touchless method of checking the identity of travellers before they board a flight. “The trial was the first-of-its-kind in Canada and took place at the YYC Calgary International Airport,” according to a WestJet press release. Trusted Boarding “employs a self-sovereign identity ecosystem (the creation of unique, private and secure connections between two trusted parties) through a TELUS-provisioned digital identity wallet in a smartphone application for IOS and Android,” the press release explains. “It provides contactless document validation, where a facial verification scan is matched...