A public opinion poll in Canada conducted for the immigration department has found that Canadians are in support of utilizing biometric tools for protection of borders and ports of entry or to better track misuse of government programs, according to a London Free Press article.
The poll results have assuaged some of the fears of the immigration department of a public push-back against their plans to begin collecting biometric data such as fingerprints from applicants for temporary residence in the country starting in 2011.
The largest support in the poll was found where the government would be collecting biometric information from those gaining entry into the country for criminal background checks. Other information from the poll spoke of public support for sharing data with allied countries.
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