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Survey: 89% of Citizens Willing to Share Biometrics for International Travel

Biometrics can play a significant role in facilitating faster and more secure travel while protecting borders, according to survey respondents from Australia, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, and 89 percent of the citizens surveyed say they are willing share their biometric details when traveling across international borders. However, 69 percent of the 3,000 respondents say they have not shared any biometric data to date.

According to an Accenture survey, 62 percent of those respondents are willing to share biometrics to make their country more secure, speed up customs and border control processing (58 percent) and make travel more convenient (56 percent).

More than half of the respondents said they would be likely to share biometric details to particulate in a Registered Traveler Program (RTP) that enables pre-registered passengers to have faster, easier customs processing. However, when it comes to using automated border clearance solutions, such as e-gates, only 23 percent of respondents noted they had used an e-gate in the past, but of those who had used one, 80 percent would do so again.

More than two-thirds of respondents said that prior to deciding to share biometric information, they want to know what security measures are in place to protect the data. Sixty-seven percent want to know how their personal information would be used.  

Read more in the Accenture press release here.

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