Helsinki Airport to Feature World’s First Real Time Passenger Tracking System

Mathew Turner - Author

Jun. 15 2017, Updated 2:40 p.m. ET

Whether you call it an amazing technological breakthrough or the dawn of an Orwellian age depends on your point of view, but The London Telegraph informs us that Helsinki Airport will be the first airport in the world to feature a real time passenger tracking system.

All mobile phones logged into the airport’s network will be tracked to identify their owners’ real time location. Furthermore, passengers with phones logged into the airport’s network will be able to receive location based promotions and information, such as advertisements and coupons for nearby retailers in the airport. This will occur when passengers “opt-in” to the system, causing the participating passengers to have eligibility to an airline app, a retail app, and other features yet to be unveiled.

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