Americans give thumbs up to biometrics

Thursday, 9 January 2003, 12:52 AM EST

Most Americans are willing to accept increased use of biometric technologies by private sector firms, providing proper privacy safeguards are applied.

That's the main finding of a study funded by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics and developed by lobbyists Privacy & American Business (P&AB) released yesterday.

Although consumer experience with biometrics is generally low, 56 per cent to 91 per cent quizzed in the study say it is acceptable for the private sector to request a biometric scan.

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