11 Aug Accenture Finds Biometrics is Transforming Data Security in Governments
News last Wednesday reported that Accenture has released research that show how analytics and biometrics technology is positively affecting how government agencies prioritize privacy and data protection.
The study called ‘Emerging Technologies in Public Service’ observed how different public services sectors adopt new equipment to improve their services. Accenture studied 800 government offices in 9 countries, including Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, involving agencies in social services and healthcare, law enforcement, administration, social security, and revenue.
According to results, 73% of participants stated improved data protection as the main advantage of investing in new technology.
Agencies that were found to have the highest implementation of biometric usage include public safety (51%), social security and government pension offices (48%) and border departments (36%).
Furthermore, research revealed that public sectors in Singapore and Australia were convinced that biometric technology will improve data privacy 51% of the time. However, participants from Japan disagreed at 12%.