A survey on biometric cryptosystems and cancelable biometrics

Christian Rathgeb, Andreas Uhl
2011 EURASIP Journal on Information Security  
Form a privacy perspective most concerns against the common use of biometrics arise from the storage and misuse of biometric data. Biometric cryptosystems and cancelable biometrics represent emerging technologies of biometric template protection addressing these concerns and improving public confidence and acceptance of biometrics. In addition, biometric cryptosystems provide mechanisms for biometric-dependent key-release. In the last years a significant amount of approaches to both
more » ... have been published. A comprehensive survey of biometric cryptosystems and cancelable biometrics is presented. State-of-the-art approaches are reviewed based on which an in-depth discussion and an outlook to future prospects are given.
doi:10.1186/1687-417x-2011-3 fatcat:zbn4onjkzfamvkpfaasd4yew3a