Authors: Vítor J. Sá; Daniela Borges; Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães; Henrique M. Dinis Santos
Addresses: Faculty of Social Sciences Portuguese Catholic University, Braga, Portugal ' Faculty of Social Sciences Portuguese Catholic University, Braga, Portugal ' Faculty of Social Sciences, Portuguese Catholic University, Campus Camões, 4710-362 Braga, Portugal. ' Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Abstract: This article presents the biometric technology and its perception by the common citizen in Portugal. The results of a systematic inquiry about the perception of the Portuguese on the biometric technology are presented, which involved 606 citizens. Through the article, we present the principal biometrics, subdivided in stealth and collaborative, and the main concepts on its evaluation. Following a simple method consisting in a survey by questionnaire, the most relevant conclusions are presented.
Keywords: security; biometrics; technology acceptance; Portugal; public perception; evaluation.
International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2012 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.187 - 200
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