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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Electronic Identity (eID) cards are rapidly emerging in Europe and are gaining user acceptance. As an authentication token, an eID card is a gateway to personal information and as such it is subject to privacy risks. Several European countries have taken extra care to protect their citizens against these risks. A notable example is the German eID card, which we take as a case study in this paper. We first discuss important privacy and security threats that remain in the German eID system anddoi:10.1007/978-3-642-54069-1_7 fatcat:r2bef2fnifaftbo32lzmiqpoei