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TrUsted Revocable Biometric IdeNtitiEs

n° ICT-2007-216339
Project Manager: Dr. ir. R.N.J. Veldhuis
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Tel.: +31 53 489 2838
Email: r.n.j.veldhuis@utwente.nl

Project website: TURBINE


TURBINE proposes a multi-disciplinary privacy enhancing authentication technology. Based on innovative developments in cryptography and fingerprint biometrics, it aims to resolve the current privacy concerns regarding the use of fingerprint biometrics for ID management. To achieve this it will develop and evaluate the foundation and application of revocable protected biometric templates and pseudo-identity bit-strings using fingerprint data. It will provide:

  • cryptographic techniques applied to fingerprint biometrics to obtain a non-invertible and protected pseudo-identity bit-string for enrolment and subsequent verification
  • multiple re-generation of independent unique bit-strings based on the same fingerprint
  • revocable and multiple pseudo-identity management scheme based on these unique bit-strings
  • highly reliable biometric fingerprint 1:1 secure verifications using these unique bit-strings
  • multi-vendor interoperability of these unique bit-strings
  • detailed verification performance analysis, evaluated against very large public and private fingerprint databases
  • comprehensive risk analysis and system security
  • contribution to developing international standards for biometric template protection.

Its primary objective is to develop and then demonstrate that the technology and its performance in practice is sufficiently mature for deployment as a solution to large scale eID requirements. Expert groups will advise the consortium on i) data protection, privacy issues and ii) requirements of key application sectors for eID management solutions. Furthermore, a comprehensive verification test, demonstrator environment will evaluate how single fingerprint data of an individual may be used to generate several secure unique pseudo-identity bit-strings with different levels of trust. It will include revocation and issuance of an equivalent re-generated biometric identity based on the same specific fingerprint data without weakening the overall security.

Project duration: 2008 – 2011
Project budget: 9.9 M-€ / 6.35 M-€ funding
Number of person/years: total 670 mm / 18.6 fte/yr 
Project Coordinator: Sagem Sécurité
Participants: Sagem Sécurité, Precise Biometrics AB, Philips Research Europe, K.U.Leuven (ICRI, COSIC), Gjøvik University College, Cryptolog, Sagem ORGA, Arttic, 3D-GAA S.A., UT
Project budget CTIT: 402.6 k-€ / 314.8 k-€ funding
Number of person/years CTIT: total 38 mm
Involved groups: Signals and Systems (S&S)