Title: Biometric technologies and their perception by the common citizen

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2012.048418

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2012 Vol.4 No.2/3, pp.187 - 200

Available online: 05 Aug 2012

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