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Biometrics and Smart Cards in Identity Management

  • Bart JacobsEmail author
  • Erik Poll
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Part of the Information Technology and Law Series book series (ITLS, volume 20)

Abstract

The introduction of the electronic passport by governments around the world marks a major step in the use of biometrics. In fact, the electronic passport, or e-passport for short, combines the use of three important technologies for identification: biometrics, smart cards and radio frequency identification (RFID). Smart cards—increasingly often RFID-enabled—are already commonplace in our everyday lives, and the use of biometrics is expected to grow significantly. Apart from being a potential user of these technologies for e-government services, the government also plays an important role as facilitator and regulator of these technologies.

Keywords

Smart Card Biometric System False Match International Civil Aviation Organization Biometric Information 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Abbreviations

AA

Active authentication

BAC

Basic access control

EAC

Extended access control

EMV

Europay, mastercard and visa

EPC

Electronic product codes

ICAO

International civil aviation organization

MRZ

Machine-readable zone

PIV

Personal identity verification

RFID

Radio frequency identification

SSCD

Secure-signature-creation device

UID

User iDentifier

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© T.M.C. ASSER PRESS, The Hague, The Netherlands, and the authors 2011 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Computing and Information SciencesRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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