Moving to the third generation of ePassports

21/10/11

Recognizing that electronic passports (ePassports) need to be protected for at least the next 10 to 20 years, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is introducing Supplemental Access Control (SAC), an additional security mechanism for the next generation of documents.

The ICAO and the European Union (EU) have recently decided to enforce the use of this mechanism for all travel documents issued as of December 2014. As the industry moves forward, it is clear that countries have to start thinking about how to manage the approaching SAC migration in travel documents and associated systems.

 


 

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Moving to the third generation of ePassports
Moving to the third generation of ePassports

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