community has now been working on delivering the first ePassports for some
three years. During that time, standards have been developed in parallel to
countries delivering a product, causing some consternation and difficulties.
However, the industry and governments have stood strong, developing ISO 19794
standards for biometrics, ICAO standards for ePassports including Passive and
Basic Access Control structures. This has been the long awaited boost
biometrics has been waiting for to a) raise its profile internationally and b)
generate investment interest opportunities that can be realized by
universities, research labs and the industry as a whole. This talk will discuss
the above in depth with significant reference to large scale projects akin ePassports,
EU SIS II, EU BMS, Identity Cards, etc., and their impact on our livelihoods.