Many types of security technologies are currently in use, with biometrics being one of the latest and most cutting-edge forms that has been produced for mass application. Biometrics, while intriguing, is often broached with hesitation and poor understanding. Adopting Biometric Technology: Challenges and Solutions advocates increased implementation of biometric technology areas of the world where it has been least accepted, particularly in the United States.
This book looks at several specific applications of biometric technology, challenging issues that have obstructed the use of biometrics in security and offering realistic solutions for increasing its worldwide utilization. It is divided into three sections, with the first discussing societal barriers against the adoption of biometric technology in security. The second section presents case studies of specific applications, such as e-passports and e-voting, that have already been implemented and could be expanded into regions where usage is low. The third section lays out a case for the general practicality and value that biometrics offers to relevant business sectors, including the benefits of implementing the currently controversial technology in place of the conventional forms of verification.
While biometric technology has been poorly accepted and adopted in the United States as well as other developed nations, it is already a popular tool in developing nations in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Adopting Biometric Technology examines the societal resistance hindering the broader usage of biometrics and provides practical solutions for overcoming those barriers while showing how its increased application would be overall advantageous.
Table of Contents
THE SOCIAL BARRIERS AFFECTING THE ADOPTION RATE OF BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY. Introduction. The Social Barriers Affecting the Adoption Rate of Biometric Technology in the United States. TWO WORLDWIDE IMPLEMENTATIONS OF BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY. Biometrics and the e-Passport. Biometrics and e-Voting. HOW THE ADOPTION AND USAGE RATES CAN BE INCREASED IN THE UNITED STATES. Strategies for Increasing the Adoption Rate of Biometrics in the United States.
Ravindra Das is the owner of BiometricNews.net, Inc., a technical communications and biometrics consultancy firm based in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a technical writer for more than 15 years and has been published worldwide.