White Papers on smart cards and e-commerce

Last updated 8 February 2009

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Ticketing System Architecture, V3.0

This is a ‘work in progress’, and comments and contributions are welcome. The paper is mainly oriented towards electronic ticketing for public transport, but also applies to other ticketing application areas.

Jan 2009


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Fundamentals of smart cards with PCs – the view in autumn 2002

A short paper for those asked to add smart card handling to PC software

Oct. 2002


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Review of stated security policy for UK e-Government, V1.0, September 2003, Peter Tomlinson and Steve Beecroft.


Although privacy of personal data is an essential component of the security of UK e-Gov functions (products and services), it is by no means the only component. Subjects such as quality of service, protection against all types of external threats, and proper registration of persons (e.g. as holders of secure tokens such as smart cards) are just as important. This study finds that e-Gov policy and guidelines encompass the complete spectrum of security equirements, but also finds that the documents are not sufficiently clear about the scope of application of the policy or about the reference standards and specifications (ISO/IEC 17799 and/or BS 7799 and/or other equivalent standards and specifications) to be used for assuring security.  However, the authors believe that the intent is that policy shall be implemented across the whole of the public sector, including extending it to private sector suppliers of products and services.

Sept. 2003


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Summary of Comments submitted to the UK e-Envoy Consultation (started July 2003 and closing 29 October) on the Draft Policy Framework: 'Smart Cards: Enabling e-Government'. The e-Envoy document and feedback form are found at: . July 2003

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