An analysis of security and privacy issues relating to RFID enabled ePassports
Kosta, E., Meints, M., Hansen, M. and Gasson, M. N. (2007) An analysis of security and privacy issues relating to RFID enabled ePassports. In: 22nd International Information Security Conference, Sandton, South Africa, pp. 467-472. (IFIPSEC07 International Federation for Information Processing, Vol. 232)
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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 anallyse 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.