Entrust ePassport Technology New Standard for Danish EAC MigrationBy Entrust Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Entrust to deploy ePassport architecture for Denmark's EAC project; half of global EAC projects secured by Entrust technology
DALLAS, May 18, 2011 - Furthering the momentum of government projects worldwide, Entrust, Inc.,
has secured an agreement to migrate the Danish National Police (Rigspolitiet)
ePassport infrastructure to the Extended Access Control (EAC) standard.
Entrust, who displaced the initial provider of the country's Basic Access
Control (BAC) trust infrastructure, will help Denmark adhere to the European
Union's (EU) newest standards for biometrics and ePassport security.
The agreement is the result of a joint effort between Entrust and Nets,
an Entrust TrustedPartner. Nets is a Danish technology vendor that is among
the largest companies in Northern Europe that specializes in payment cards,
payment solutions and the exchange of payment information. The project's
initial rollout will issue 670,000 EAC ePassports, but eventually will be
provided to each Danish citizen who applies for a passport through the Danish
This partnership is not the first between Entrust and a Danish
organization. Entrust's credentialing and public key infrastructure (PKI)
technology is currently relied upon the country's national ID, a project that
is operated by DanID (owned by Nets). Denmark has issued 3.5 million national
IDs to date.
"EAC is the highest standard for international border security and travel
documents, and Entrust is proud to partner with the Danish National Police to
migrate the country to this technology," said Entrust President and CEO Bill
Conner. "From ePassport projects to national ID initiatives, Denmark
continues to be one of the most advanced and innovative countries in the
Entrust will deploy a comprehensive PKI architecture for the EAC project,
including the Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA), Country
Verifying Certification Authority (CVCA), Document Verifying Certification
Authority (DVCA) and full Single Point of Contact (SPOC) capabilities.
EAC is the protocol defined for ensuring that only authorized inspection
systems are able to access biometric data (e.g., iris scan and/or
fingerprint) stored on the contactless chip on an ePassport. The
specification describes an architecture to enable cross-jurisdiction
enablement of passport inspection systems (IS) to authenticate to the
contactless chip of the passport, as well as the authorization of that IS to
access the protected biometrics.
Headquartered at the "Polititorvet" in Copenhagen, the Danish National
Police includes operative departments engaged in investigation into IT crime,
forensic technical investigations, road traffic tasks, and the surveillance
of environments involving drugs, bikers, gangs and prostitution, as well as
international cooperation with the police in other countries.
The organization is divided into five areas that are staffed with
administrative personnel, attorneys, police officers and many others in
charge of, for example, budgets and accounts, IT and tele-related duties,
police equipment and vehicles, personnel and education and training, as well
as press and information tasks.
For more information on SPOC or Entrust's ePassport solution, visit
Entrust provides identity-based security solutions that empower
enterprises, consumers, citizens and Web sites in more than 4,000
organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's identity-based approach offers
the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. For strong
authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call
888-690-2424, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.entrust.com.
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