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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284862

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 995 170,04

  • EU contribution

    € 12 013 194

Coordinated by:

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France

Objective

Significant efforts have been invested to strengthen border ID checks with biometrics Travel Documents embedding electronic chips (ePassport). However, problems appeared regarding fraud in the ePassport issuing process, citizen losing control on their personal data, difficulties in certificates management, and shortcomings in convenience, speed, and efficiency of ID checks, including the access to various remote data bases.
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 will strengthen trust and confidence of stakeholders and citizens in ePassports, provide more reliable ID checks, hence hinder criminal movements, and ease implementation of E/E records providing better analysis of migration flows.
FIDELITY solutions will be designed for backwards compatibility to be deployed progressively in the existing infrastructure. The FIDELITY 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.

Coordinator

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

Address

2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 760 217,18

Administrative Contact

Sandra Canton (Ms.)

Participants (21)

SELEX ELSAG SPA

Italy

HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 1 299 680

BUNDESKRIMINALAMT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 157 020

MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 37 277

HOCHSCHULE DARMSTADT (UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES H-DA)

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 726 000

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 014 503

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 811 800

THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 469 496

SELEX ES SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 008 354

MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 141 325

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 136 076

BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 003 112

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 751 282

BIOMETRIKA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 313 370

KXEN SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 108 472

Institute of Baltic Studies

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 218 270

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 204 489

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 682 697

MINISTERIE VAN BINNENLANDSE ZAKEN EN KONINKRIJKSRELATIES

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 68 859,82

MINISTERIE VAN JUSTITIE EN VEILIGHEID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 100 894

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 284862

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2012

  • End date

    31 January 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 18 995 170,04

  • EU contribution

    € 12 013 194

Coordinated by:

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

France