German Fraunhofer Institute and partners present demonstrated for quantum-safe electronic passport

The German Fraunhofer Institute, the German Federal Printing Bureau, and Infineon Technologies AG have presented the first demonstrator for an electronic passport that meets the security requirements of the quantum computing era. 

The technology is based on a solution for contactless data transfer between the electronic passport and the border checkpoint terminal. The solution is based on a quantum computer-resistant version of the Extended Access Control (EAC) protocol and also secures biometric data during authentication.

The system was created under the joint research project ‘PoQuID’, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).