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Adopting Biometric Technology

Challenges and Solutions, 1st Edition

By Ravindra Das

CRC Press

242 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 5 B/W Illus.

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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 and Technical Implications of Biometric Technology

Two Main Applications of Biometric Technology

The Social Barriers Affecting the Adoption Rate of Biometric Technology in the United States

Privacy Rights Issues

Biometric Technology

Perception about Biometrics

Ergonomic Design of Biometric Devices

Function Creep

Understanding of Biometric Technology

End User Population

Legal Considerations

TWO WORLDWIDE IMPLEMENTATIONS OF BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY

Biometrics and the e-Passport

The Traditional Paper Passport

The Transition to the e-Passport

The Mechanics and the Engineering Design Behind the e-Passport

The Security Vulnerabilities and Weaknesses Associated with the e-Passport

The Social Impacts of the e-Passport Infrastructure

Actual Case Studies of the Deployment of the e-Passport Infrastructure Worldwide

Biolink Solutions and the e-Passport in Senegal

Neurotechnology and the Polish e-Passport System

Biometrics and e-Voting

History of Voting

Traditional Methods of Voting

Problems with the Traditional Methods of Voting

Transition to e-Voting

Security Vulnerabilities of e-Voting

Use of Biometrics with e-Voting

A Case Study of e-Voting with Biometrics

Innovatrics and the Republic of Mozambique

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

About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS053000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Quality Control
COM037000
COMPUTERS / Machine Theory
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
SOC004000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology