Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics

BIOSIG 2007: Biometrics and Electronic Signatures Proceedings of the Special Interest Group on Biometrics and Electronic Signatures 12.-13. July 2007, Darmstadt, Germany P-108, 3-14 (2007).



Arslan Brömme (ed.), Christoph Busch (ed.), Detlef Hühnlein (ed.)


Privacy enhancing technology for a 3D-face recognition system

Xuebing Zhou , Tom Kevenaar , Emile Kelkboom , Christoph Busch , Michiel Van Der Veen and Alexander Nouak


2D Face images are traditionally used in civil governmental applications. An extension from 2D to 3D images will lead to several advantages when setting up automated authentication systems. However, privacy concerns of storing face images on smart cards or in databases will inhibit the acceptance of such systems. In this paper we concentrate on privacy enhancing technologies for biometric information where we focus on 3D face images. The feature vectors are obtained using a histogram-based approach and the privacy protected templates are generated based on fuzzy extractors. It is shown that the private face recognition system has an acceptable verification performance. Finally, it is described how the proposed system can be used in the setting of an ePassport.

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