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Survey: 89% of Citizens Would agree to Share their Biometric Details for Overseas Travel
While Israel has a broad coalition against the biometric database, world opinion has slightly more support.
Using biometric data can facilitate border crossing loads and thus make the trip faster and safer. According to a survey conducted across Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Britain and the United States, eighty-nine percent of the citizens who participated expressed their readiness to share their biometric details when traveling beyond their borders. However, sixty-nine percent of the 3,000 respondents say they would currently not share their biometric data.
According to a survey by Accenture, sixty-two percent of respondents are willing to share biometric data to make their country more secure, accelerate customs and border (fifty-eight percent) and make the ride more comfortable (fifty-six percent).
According to Security Magazine, more than half of respondents said they expected to share information and participate in biometric registration passengers (RTP) that allows pre-registered passengers faster crossing and more nimble customs inspection. However, when it comes to using automated solutions to cross borders, such as ” virtual – gateways ” (e-gate), only twenty-three percent of respondents indicated that they have used virtual portals in the past. Of those who have used, eighty percent said they would do it again.
More than two-thirds of respondents said that before deciding to share biometric information, they want to know what security measures are taken to protect that data. Sixty-seven percent want to know how their information will be used.