Testing of MRTD products - State of Play

The presentation covers the latest developments in testing Machine Readable Travel Documents and the status of governmental test schemes. The author explains why the testing of eMRP is of utmost importance to assure functionality, interoperability, security and durability.He further gives an overview of the scope in terms of what needs to be tested: business processes, system architecture, components (e.g. e-passport). He continues with a summary of available test specifications and other applicable specifications and unveils remaining gaps for test specifications. He underlines the importance of qualification and acceptance procedures to run a professional test scheme and shows existing governmental test schemes. He concludes with introducing recent ICAO activities on developing a Doc 9303 Compliance Regime confirming compliance to ICAO standards. The author is a member of the ICAO Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG), which is currently working on a concept to provide such a service.

This presentation was held by Markus Hartmann, CEO of HJP Consulting, at the ICAO Regional Seminar on MRTDs,  Biometrics and Border Control, Oct 30 -  Nov 2, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.

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