A Privacy-Compliant Fingerprint Recognition System Based on Homomorphic Encryption and Fingercode Templates

The privacy protection of the biometric data is an important research topic, especially in the case of distributed biometric systems. In this scenario, it is very important to guarantee that biometric data cannot be steeled by anyone, and that the biometric clients are unable to gather any information different from the single user verification/identification. In a biometric system with high level of privacy compliance, also the server that processes the biometric matching should not learn anything on the database and it should be impossible for the server to exploit the resulting matching values in order to extract any knowledge about the user presence or behavior.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Topic: Security Date Added: Mar 2010 Format: PDF

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