IDEMIA, the world leader in biometrics and augmented identity carried out an independent survey in 11 countries. This survey reached out 2,800 respondents who talked about their perception of biometrics.Here are the some facts collected:
- GOOD REPUTATION FOR BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY
Biometric authentication is seen as a useful technology, reducing numbers of passwords, avoiding fraud and after all it’s easy to use, since you just need to punch in your biometric data. These were the answers of 74% of respondents who had a positive approach to the technology.
- THE WORLD IS READY
90% of people surveyed said they are ready to use biometric identification and that the world is ready for this type of processes. 61% would use biometrics to unlock their phones and others saying that they would pay online and in store with their biometrics.
- NON-HUMAN SIDE OF BIOMETRICS IS NOT A TURN OFF
The lack of human touch and the technical side of biometrics itself were well accepted, meanwhile, the idea of identity theft, fraud and privacy concerns raised some concerns to the people surveyed.
- BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY IS ALREADY MAINSTREAM
Only 22% of respondents have never tried biometric authentication before. In contrast 78% had already use biometrics and 63% used fingerprint verification.
- FINGERPRINT VERIFICATION WINS POPULARITY CONTEST
The most accurate and convenient form of biometric is by far the fingerprint. Second place for security and accuracy is iris recognition and facial recognition wins beside fingerprint the title of convenience.
- BRAZIL AND U.A.E. ARE THE MOST ENTHUSIASTIC COUNTRIES
89% of Brazilians interviewed had used biometric technology, in first place because it’s required to vote in the national election. The U.A.E also have an excellent perception of biometrics, 81% appreciate the innovation and the fun aspect. They are the less fearful of fraud or data or identity theft.
- IN FRANCE, BIOMETRICS ARE STILL SENSITIVE
In general, French people participating in the survey had a favorable approach towards biometrics, 61%, a low numbers if we compare to the global average of 74%. The fewest numbers of adherents of the mobile wallet are in France.
- GOOD PERSPECTIVE IN BANKING IDENTITY
The majority of respondents, 82%, want to replace PIN or banking password with their fingerprint. By contrast, 87% want to keep it as a backup option.
- PEOPLE WANT TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEIR BIOMETRICS
When speaking about payment cards with biometric technology, answers are mitigated:
Most of them would prefer to enroll their biometric data with the banking app, 42%, or with help of a bank staff, 67%. Majority as well prefer to keep in their cards the biometric data, 40%, instead of having it stored in the cloud; 11%.
- BIOMETRIC MOBILE WALLETS ARE NOT YET TRENDING WORLDWIDE
43% of respondents are already using their biometric data to pay with mobile phones. However, there is a huge regional divide with India leading with 86% versus only 11% in France.
BONUS FACT: IDEMIA IS ALREADY LEADING THE WAY
IDEMIA is a pionner in the biometric world, with its payment card solution F.CODE – your fingerprint is turned to your PIN and groundbreaking programs IDEMIA executed the ambitious Aadhaar program in INDIA, attributing an unique ID number to 1.3 billion citizens. At Singapore’s Changi Airport, precisely in the Terminal 4, passengers can board in under 10 minutes using their biometric data.