Enables governments and ID scheme managers to
effectively manage privacy in line with latest regulations and regional
GlobalPlatform has published its Card Privacy
Framework and Privacy-Enhanced ID Configuration. The technology
helps governments and identity issuers to enable state of the art
privacy and security for smart card based digital identity programs,
like ePassports, driving licenses and eID documents. The framework and
configuration bring together a range of widely deployed standards,
allowing program managers to comprehensively answer the latest global
and regional privacy requirements.
“Governments, enterprises and individuals are demanding greater
privacy,” comments Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director at
GlobalPlatform. “ID providers need to migrate from their current
ID documents to align with new personal data management regulations. We
have created a simple universal tool to enable the swift and efficient
deployment of privacy-enhanced technologies, that are aligned with the
latest geographic and market sector requirements. We call on governments
and identity program managers to request alignment with this framework
to enhance the privacy and security of their new projects.”
The GlobalPlatform Privacy Framework gives implementers the tools and
knowledge of ‘how’ regulatory privacy guidelines can be
applied using GlobalPlatform’s Card Specifications. It integrates
a range of protocols that can be combined, or applied individually. This
enables ID providers to answer the new regional demand to enhance the
privacy of digital identity services on ID document while supporting
current applications to aid the migration.
The GlobalPlatform Privacy Enhanced ID Configuration explains how to
configure Secure Elements to implement the additional features and
protocols defined in the GlobalPlatform Privacy Framework. The documents
ensure digital identity services can be effectively managed,
irrespective of the protocols used, and allow the addition or removal of
protocols over time as requirements change.
For further information on how to become a member and get involved
with GlobalPlatform’s privacy work, visit our membership pages.
To find out more about GlobalPlatform or to become a member, visit www.globalplatform.org.
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GlobalPlatform is a non-profit industry association driven by over
100 member companies. Members share a common goal to develop
GlobalPlatform’s specifications, which are today highly regarded as
the international standard for enabling digital services and devices to
be trusted and securely managed throughout their lifecycle.
GlobalPlatform protects digital services by standardizing and
certifying a security hardware/firmware combination, known as a secure
component, which acts as an on-device trust anchor. This facilitates
collaboration between service providers and device manufacturers,
empowering them to ensure adequate security within all devices to
protect against threats.
GlobalPlatform specifications also standardize the secure management
of digital services and devices once deployed in the field. Altogether,
GlobalPlatform enables convenient and secure digital service delivery to
end users, while supporting privacy, regardless of market sector or
device type. Devices secured by GlobalPlatform include smartphones,
tablets, set top boxes, wearables, connected cars, other Internet-of-
Things (IoT) devices and smart cards.
The technology’s widespread global adoption delivers cost and
time-to-market efficiencies to all. Market sectors adopting
GlobalPlatform technology include payments, telecoms, transportation,
automotive, smart cities, smart home, utilities, healthcare, premium
content, government and enterprise ID.
GlobalPlatform’s legacy of successful technical specification
development is thanks to two decades of energetic and effective industry
collaboration. Members influence the organization’s output
through participation in technical committees, working groups and
strategic task forces. GlobalPlatform technology is developed in
collaboration with numerous standards bodies and regional organizations
across the world, to ensure continual relevance and timeliness. For more
information visit www.globalplatform.org.