Survey finds UK public most willing to undergo airport body scanning

91 per cent also willing to submit biometric data such as fingerprints.

A new Unisys Security Index has shown that 90 per cent of the UK public would be willing to undergo full electronic body scans at airports.

The Index shows that UK consumers now put security above convenience and privacy concerns.

91 per cent would be willing to readily submit biometric data such as iris scans and fingerprints to identify them when travelling by air.

Additional global findings found after UK citizens, 81 per cent of the Dutch public and then 70 per cent of Australians were accepting of electronic body scans at airports.

By contrast, one in three people in Germany and Belgium would object and only 45 per cent of those in Honk Kong would be willing to use electric body scans in airports.

Neil Fisher, vice president of global security solutions at Unisys, said: “With the British Airports Authority also reporting positive responses to the full body scanners, it appears that the early controversy surrounding the technology has died down and people are taking a pragmatic approach to their safety.”

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