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Ioannis Vakalis, "Privacy and Biometric Passports", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 11, Article ID 403876, 12 pages, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2011.49
Privacy and Biometric Passports
This work deals with privacy implications and threats that can emerge with the large-scale use of electronic biometric documents, such the recently introduced electronic passport (e-Passport). A brief introduction to privacy and personal data protection is followed by a presentation of the technical characteristics of the e-Passport. The description includes the digital data structure, and the communication and reading mechanisms of the e-Passport, indicating the possible points and methods of attack.