West African Journal of Industrial and Academic Research

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Biometric Authentication Systems: Religious Ideology and Implications For Human Capital Development

OM Yerokun, PO Oru, I Iyawa


The Internet is a connection of millions of computers all over the world and a pool of information resource. Internet is a source of large number of electronic services (e-services). Thisimplies that, almost every human endeavor can be carried out electronically on the internet: e-mail, ecommerce, e-banking, e-relationship, e-money, e-learning, in short e-life are all products supported by the Internet. Thus, information and communication technology (ICT) has transformed the
society, time is collapsing, and distance is no longer an obstacle. Crossing the ocean only takes a mouse click, people are connected 24/7. “Instantaneous’’ has a new meaning. Internet has actually changed everything; as a result, life generally has been redefined and so means of securing life.
With e-life came e-crimes, subsequently, e-security. Biometric Authentication Systems (BAS) is one of the latest e- security measures but poses serious threat to some religious and traditional beliefs. This study investigates the degree of understanding of practitioners about BAS, the beliefs that
discourages its use and the implications of refusal to learn or use new technology on the human capital development.

Key words: Biometric Authentication systems, Information Communications Technology, ecommerce, e-security, internet, networking

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