Fast and trustworthy Identity Delivery and check with ePassports leveraging Traveller privacy

Valeria Andreolli

01 February 2012

31 January 2016

EC funded project

FIDELITY is a multi-disciplinary initiative which will analyse shortcomings and vulnerabilities in the whole ePassports life cycle and develop technical solutions and recommendations to overcome them. FIDELITY will demonstrate privacy enhanced solutions to:

  • Secure issuing processes: authentication of documents, preventing impersonation fraud
  • Improve ePassport security and usability: authentication processes, ID check speed, accuracy of biometrics, management of certificates, access to remote data bases, convenience of biometric sensors and inspection devices
  • Better manage lost and stolen passports
  • Strengthen privacy: privacy-by-design applied to all phases of the ePassport life cycle, systematic anomysation of data and separation of data streams, using novel privacy-enhancing-technologies

FIDELITY aims at strengthening trust and confidence of stakeholders and citizens in ePassports, providing more reliable ID checks, hence hinder criminal movements, and easing implementation of E/E records providing better analysis of migration flows.The solutions suggested by the project will be designed for backwards compatibility to be deployed progressively in the existing infrastructure.

The consortium is composed of market-leading companies, innovative SME, renowned academia, ethical-sociological-legal experts, and end-users, which will help to define requirements and recommendations and assess results. They will, with the other partners actively promote the project results towards stakeholders and international working groups that elaborate future ePassport standards.

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