advanced applications for electronic IDentity cards in Flanders
Year span: 
2005 - 2009
Research lab: 

Belgium is one of the first countries in the world to have started rolling out a national electronic ID card. In the current design, each e-ID card stores a single public key certificate that is tied to the national number and that is used in all transactions with government services. This approach brings serious privacy risks for citizens. The ADAPID project aims to design secure e-ID card applications that protect the privacy of citizens; some of these designs will function on top of the current e-ID card, while others requires design improvements in the e-ID card architecture itself. The adapID research activities span the following areas: digital credentials (how to prove that one is entitled to a service or without revealing one's identity), secure integration of biometry and cryptology, reliable dispute handling, trusted modules for securing applications, and services and legal aspects of trust in an open network. The new solutions will be validated for three key applications: e-archiving, e-health and e-government. For each of these a proof of concept will be implemented. McGill will contribute to the fundamental research (with a focus on model driven approaches) and will play a major role in the work for the e-health application.