An analysis of security and privacy issues relating to RFID enabled ePassports

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Abstract

The European Union sees the introduction of the ePassport as a step towards rendering passports more secure against forgery while facilitating more reliable border controls. In this paper we take an interdisciplinary approach to the key security and privacy issues arising from the use of ePassports. We further analyse how European data protection legislation must be respected and what additional security measures must be integrated in order to safeguard the privacy of the EU ePassport holder.

Please use the following format when citing this chapter: Kosta, E., Meints, M., Hansen, M., and Gasson, M, 2007, in 1FJP international Federation for Information Processing, Volume 232, New Approaches for Security, Privacy and Trust in Complex Environments, eds. Venter, H-, Eloff, M-, Labuschagne. L., Eloff, J., von Solms, R., (Boston: Springer), pp. 467–472.