CEN/TS 17489-1:2020

Personal identification - Secure and interoperable European Breeder Documents - Part 1: Framework overview CEN/TS 17489-1:2020

Publication date:   Dec 21, 2020

General information

90.60 Close of review   Mar 3, 2024


CEN/TC 224 Personal identification and related personal devices with secure element, systems, operations and privacy in a multi sectorial environment

Technical Specification

35.240.15   Identification cards. Chip cards. Biometrics



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This document provides an overview of a framework on breeder documents. It introduces the document structure of CEN/TS 17489 (all parts) that specifies how citizens retain the control of breeder document data and how they can use them to support identity proofing and verification. Moreover, the framework provides methodologies to assess and increase the level of trust in breeder documents.
This framework specifies methods for:
- defining physical and logical/digital representations of a secure breeder document (hardware based, paper-based, server-based),
- securing breeder document processes,
- linking the document to its legitimate holder.
The following types of breeder documents are in the scope of the framework:
- birth certificates,
- marriage and partnership certificates,
- death certificates.
The following breeder documents management processes including first-time application, later-in-life registration of an identity, and content update (e.g. name-changing) are in the scope of this framework:
- registration,
- issuance,
- renewal,
- inspection/verification,
- revocation.
The specification of policies is out of scope.

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CEN/TS 17489-1:2020
90.60 Close of review
Mar 3, 2024