European attitudes towards Biometrics

This Paper explores consumer attitudes towards the introduction of biometric technology in the European region, as well as their views on how biometrics can help to solve problems such as identity theft and fraud.

The report shows that Europe is catching up with the US when it comes to acceptance of biometric technology in everyday life. Research in the mid-1990s1 found that 87% of US consumers believed that fingerprints were a legitimate form of identity verification, and that 77% believed that fingerprints were justified in establishing identity when cashing large personal cheques.

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