Biometrics how far are we prepared to go

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Biometrics how far are we prepared to go

  1. 1. BIOMETRICS: HOW FAR ARE WE PREPARED TO GO? A EUROPEAN CONSUMER SURVEY BIOMETRICS: AUTHENTICATING PEOPLE BY THEIR PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS INCLUDING FINGERPRINTS, FACE, IRIS AND VEINS Growing use of highly innovative technology across Europe “Biometric technology is increasingly used to support a diverse range of tasks, but many citizens are still wary of adopting this technology in their everyday lives due to concerns around privacy”, says Ole Marius Steinkjer, from Steria’s Biometrics Centre of Excellence. HOW CAN BIOMETRICS HELP US? FRENCH ARE THE MOST IN FAVOUR BY IDENTIFYING CRIMINALS Supported by the majority of citizens 1. BRITISH 81% GERMANS 2. of citizens are in favour of the use of biometrics to identify criminals 89% 80% 1. BY AUTHENTICATING PEOPLE… 69% of respondents across Europe support the use of biometrics in identity cards or passports 3. 77% 2. 81% 3. 73% DANES of FRENCH citizens are in favour of this application 68% BRITISH ... TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY The most important reason for using biometric ID cards or passports: 80 70 60 54% 1. SECURITY AGAINST IDENTITY THEFT 2. REDUCING CRIME 3. SIMPLIFYING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES 50 40 12% 30 20 10 only 4% 0 1. 2. 3. BY ENTERING SECURE AREAS FRENCH 1. DANES 69% are also in favour of using biometrics to enter secure areas BRITISH 2. 75% 77% 3. 69% BY SECURING YOUR ASSETS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 52% 44% 44% 43% 41% FRENCH SWEDISH BUT ONLY of European citizens 45% are in favour of the use of biometrics to replace PIN numbers for bank cards BRITISH NORWEGIANS GERMANS About this research: Steria surveyed 3,650 citizens from the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The research was conducted by Toluna on behalf of Steria in June 2013. Find more information on steria.com Follow us @Steria

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