PD CEN/TS 16634:2014 - Personal identification. Recommendations for using biometrics in European Automated Border Control

PD CEN/TS 16634:2014

Personal identification. Recommendations for using biometrics in European Automated Border Control

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2014



This Technical Specification primarily focuses on biometric aspects of Automated Border Control (ABC) systems. Drawing on the first European and international ABC deployments, it aims to disseminate best practice experiences with a view to ensure consistent security levels in European ABC deployments. Furthermore, the best practice recommendations given here shall help make border control authorities' processes more efficient, speeding up border clearance, and delivering an improved experience to travellers. ISO/IEC JTC1/SC 37 has published a series of standards dealing with biometric data coding, interfaces, performance tests as well as compliance tests. In order to promote global interoperability it is essential that all these standards are applied in European deployments. However, these standards do not consider national or regional characteristics; in particular, they do not consider European Union privacy and data protection regulation as well as European accessibility and usability requirements [22]. Thus, this Technical Specification amends the ISO standards with respect to special European conditions and constraints. The Technical Specification systematically discusses issues to be considered when planning and deploying biometric systems for ABC and gives best practice recommendations for those types of systems that are or will be in use in Europe. The document deals with personal identification including ergonomic aspects that have an impact on the acquisition of biometric data. Communication, infrastructure scalability and security aspects other than those related to biometrics are not considered. This document also does not consider hardware and security requirements of biometric equipment and does not recommend general border crossing procedures. The enrolment process, e. g. for electronic passports, is out of scope of this document.

Standard NumberPD CEN/TS 16634:2014
TitlePersonal identification. Recommendations for using biometrics in European Automated Border Control
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2014
Confirm Date14 November 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/IEC WD 30107, ISO/IEC 19794-6, ISO/IEC 9241, EBTS V 8.002 Appendix F, Regulation (EC) No. 562/2006, ISO/IEC/TR 24722, Council Regulation (EC) No 2252/2004, ISO/IEC TR 24714-1, BSI TR-03121, ISO 12233, ISO/IEC 19795-1:2006, CEN/TS 15480, ISO/IEC 19795-2, ISO/IEC 24779, ISO/IEC 30127, ISO/IEC 19795-6, EN 1332, ISO/IEC 19784-1:2006, ISO/IEC 2382-37:2012, ISO/IEC 14443, ISO/IEC 19794-5:2011, ISO/IEC 19794-4:2011
International RelationshipsCEN/TS 16634:2014
DescriptorsIdentification methods, Biometrics, Interfaces (data processing), Data representation, Human body, Information exchange, Data processing, Application program interface
Title in FrenchIdentification personnelle. Recommandations pour l'usage de la biométrie lors des contrôles automatisés aux frontières de l'Europe
Title in GermanPersönliche Identifikation. Empfehlungen für den Einsatz von Biometrie bei der automatisierten Grenzübergangskontrolle in Europa
ISBN978 0 580 83046 4
File Size1.159 MB

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