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

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

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

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Giacomo Puccini 2
16154 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alberto Bianchi (Mr.)
HOGSKOLEN I GJOVIK
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 299 680
Address
Teknologivegen 22
2802 Gjovik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kai Robert Jakobsen (Mr.)
BUNDESKRIMINALAMT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 157 020
Address
Am Treptower Park 5-8
12435 Berlin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Bretschneider (Mr.)
MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR
France
EU contribution
€ 37 277
Address
Place Beauvau
75800 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Luc Aminot (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE DARMSTADT (UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES H-DA)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 726 000
Address
Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ute Jochem (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 014 503
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 811 800
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davide Maltoni (Prof.)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 469 496
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Fedorczak (Mr.)
SELEX ES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 008 354
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabrizio Forti (Mr.)
MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 325
Address
Piazza Del Viminale 1
00184 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Barbato (Mr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 136 076
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 003 112
Address
Kommandantenstrasse 18
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Badke (Mr.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 751 282
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heléne Hultgren (Ms.)
BIOMETRIKA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 313 370
Address
Via Monte Santo 21
47100 Forli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Borghesi (Ms.)
KXEN SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 108 472
Address
Quai Gallieni 25
92150 Suresnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Remy Vintzel (Mr.)
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 218 270
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marek Tiits (Dr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 204 489
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kiriazis Strantzalis (Mr.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 682 697
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bruno Cucinelli (Mr.)
MINISTERIE VAN BINNENLANDSE ZAKEN EN KONINKRIJKSRELATIES

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 68 859,82
Address
Turfmarkt 147
2511 DP The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Belser (Mr.)
MINISTERIE VAN JUSTITIE EN VEILIGHEID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 100 894
Address
Turfmarkt 147, 2511 Dp The Hague
2500BZ The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herman Fabriek (Mr.)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Ambrosetti (Mr.)