The Smart Card Alliance, an industry association championing the use of smart cards in North America, has released a new white paper called Privacy and Secure Identification Systems: The Role of Smart Cards as a Privacy-Enabling Technology. For the past two years, the Alliance has issued a series of insightful papers on truly important topics in the ID systems arena. This is no exception. And while the Alliance does promote smart card technology, the entire series of white papers has value to issuers of other technologies as well.
Of particular note, the section entitled “Practical Guidelines for Privacy Protection in Smart Card Identification Systems” holds great value for card issuers in security, transit, ID, and payment arenas. It outlines both system design considerations and business practices that should be followed to protect user privacy–regardless if the technology employed be contact chip, contactless, or other.
To download a copy of this document, click the button to the left, or visit the Alliance at www.smart-cardalliance.org.