UK public warms to biometric card use but data storage concerns remain

4 December 2018

53 per cent of UK cardholders would trust the use of their fingerprint to authenticate payments more than their PIN and 56 per cent would feel more secure making purchases if their card was secured with fingerprint authentication, according to recent research released by IDEX Biometrics.

While the majority of UK consumers may be ready for the introduction of fingerprint-based card authentication, biometric data storage is a concern with 45 per cent concerned that criminals could mimic their biometric data and a further 51 per cent concerned about the possibility of it being stored in a bank’s central database, leaving them exposed to identity theft or the risk of having their personal information used without their knowledge.

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