In 2012, the Danish Police renewed its confidence in Gemalto.
The new generation of Danish
biometric ePassports is implementing the EAC ( Extended Access Control) mechanism to better protect fingerprints stored in the microprocessor of the smart document.
All Danish ePassports issued by the country’s national police are integrating Gemalto’s
secure technologies. Gemalto is managing the entire delivery process.
In addition to its renowned
Sealys eTravel, secure ePassport software and
Sealys eDatapage, its polycarbonate data page technologies, Gemalto is providing passport booklet assembly and individual personalization of each document through its
Allynis Issuance services.
The Danish authorities have been incorporating electronic capability in all new passports since August 1, 2006. Between 700,000 and 800,000 traditional passports are issued annually.
As part of the Gemalto solution, the
polycarbonate data page includes a contactless microprocessor running a highly secure operating system. The microprocessor carries the passport holder's digitized fingerprints and portrait as well as identity information.