As of now it is being said that it'll be almost impossible to change the biometric features of human body, which in turn will help the security people to prepare a reliable database and identify the people with criminal background. Government of UK has taken up the exercise in right earnest and hopes to make the life happier for the citizens.
In today's IT driven society, technology is all pervasive. In almost all aspects of life, the role of technology is all too evident to ignore. As the threat of viruses increase in the software world, the companies try to come out with the latest anti-virus updates and the cycle seems to go on. Similar situation exists in matters concerning security and privacy. Many a times, efforts are made by scrupulous elements to sneak in sanitized zones and cause discomfort to general public or destroy the security setup. Instances involving the theft of data from secure zones, theft of items from a retail store, fitting a timer bomb inside the metro tube, hijacking a passenger aircraft by smuggling in arms and ammunition inside a passenger aircraft, etc are the kind of instances which have forced the security agencies to go for an upgrade regularly. Technology proves to be quite helpful in devising gadgets and devices required for firming up the security apparatus. This research study is being undertaken to analyse how predominant the role of technology happens to be in handling the security issue in general and how the biometric technology has helped the security system in dealing with difficult circumstances. Biometrics can help during elections, authorised entry into an office, firming up security, preparing a database of the citizens etc. In fact there are some offices which make good use of biometric devices to ensure punctuality and discipline amongst the workforce. An effort would be made during the study how biometric system can help in these applications.
These days the world community is experiencing a fierce security scare from a number of sources. International crime syndicates and also from terror related incidents in different parts of the world; despite highest security alerts is a testimony to the wide reach of the terror incidents. The 9/11 attacks on WTC twin towers in the heart of the US, the bomb blasts in London and Madrid , are some of the acts of terror which have forced the security agencies around the world to go for foolproof security measures. But this is resulting in complications for the common people. While on the one hand the terror attacks are resulting in loss of human lives, the heightened security measures are also causing lot of difficulties to the people whenever, they have to cross over a boundaries, check-in at the airport, attend public ceremonies, start a train journey etc. A debate has already started as to what extent the security agencies can be allowed to snoop into the lives of people, so that it does not amount to loss of privacy for ordinary and law-abiding people. While on the one hand the proponents of strict security measures say that it is all being done for the sake of the security of people, there are a number of others including many human rights activists countering this claim and asking the security agencies to have some restraint in snooping on the private life of unfortunate citizens.
While the IT enabled environment has given the security agen