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Public awareness of biometrics
Evangelatos K, Furnell SM
Advances in Network & Communication Engineering 4, ISBN: 978-1-84102-180-5, pp51-59, 2007
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A fair degree of media attention has been devoted to biometrics, with the impression often being created that either they offer a panacea to our authentication needs, or that they are a way for governments and private organizations to monitor our activities. From this basis, a survey has been created to benchmark the public awareness of biometrics and their resulting attitudes, as these have been formed by the media coverage. The results revealed that people are much more accepting of those biometric systems that they are aware of (e.g. fingerprint) and which are more convenient to operate (e.g. signature) rather than the systems that they believe to be more secure (e.g. iris). Thus, it has been concluded that convenience, awareness and practical experience are essential requirements for the public acceptance of biometrics.

Evangelatos K, Furnell SM