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D58 – Changes to platform for privacy compliance

Information systems and critical infrastructures often need to securely identify their users. It has long been recognised that alternatives are needed to textual passwords for access control. While tokens can still be stolen, or transferred to other persons, biometrics technology can provide reliable, cost-effective and user-friendly solutions, particularly for unsupervised authentication at a distance. By [...]

D57 – Survey of the Safety and Security Standards, Procedures and Technologies for the Collection, Transmission, Storage and Processing of Personal Data

The main purpose of this document is to provide a useful description of the safety and security standards, procedures and technologies for the collection, transmission, storage and processing of personal data, that are adopted or taken into account by the OCTAVE project in developing its platform, in designing its connections to the End-User Applications, and [...]

D56 – Report on Communication Actions and Participation in Events Y1

This deliverable provides a cumulative overview of the Project’s dissemination activities that have been undertaken and carried out during the First Year. These activities have been executed as main consequence of the Dissemination Plan implementation (for further information about the Dissemination Plan, please check the deliverable D20 (Dissemination and communication plan). Firstly, information about OCTAVE [...]

D55 – Corpora Definition

This Deliverable opens the phase of the Project dedicated to the provision of the speech and audio data required for completion of laboratory tests aiming to assess the voice biometrics and enhancing modules of the TBAS, the Trusted Biometric Authentication Platform envisaged by OCTAVE. The subsequent Deliverables, namely “Corpora collection” and “Spoofing corpora”, will close [...]

D54 – Suitability of Existing Voice Biometric Engines

This deliverable details the key considerations and requirements for the effective realisation and deployment of voice biometrics in the application scenarios within OCTAVE. As a main facet of the report, the effects of extrinsic and intrinsic nuisance factors (other than spoofing) on the speaker recognition performance are reviewed. These include variations in the acoustic environments [...]

D53 – Baseline Voice Biometric Systems and their Vulnerability to Spoofing

This report provides an overview of speaker verification and its potential vulnerabilities, particularly with reference to the objectives within OCTAVE. The scope of the study covers the two individual modes of text-dependent and text-independent, which are considered in the formation of a complete voice biometric system for operating under unsupervised conditions. The report details the [...]

D52 – OCTAVE Website

This deliverable is twofold: a report on the design of the OCTAVE website and the initial website itself (home page and some basic pages, as of delivery month, i.e. July 2015). The website is of course a living product, as it will be constantly informing the target audiences about the existence of the OCTAVE project [...]

D19 – Notifications to, and Approvals from, National Data Protection Authorities

The document is the text of a communication sent to the Italian Data Protection Authority (Autorità Garante per la protezione dei dati personali), about the intention to process and maintain biometric vocal data of some employees and operators selected by the Italian organisations SEA and Findomestic Banca S.p.A., for the purpose of on-field trial applications, [...]

D18 – Preliminary Guidelines from the Ethics Committee

OCTAVE will deliver an access control platform through a trusted biometric authentication service (TBAS) for use in data-sensitive and mission-critical applications in real business/commercial environments. While simultaneously relieving end-users from the inconvenience of dealing with textual passwords, the OCTAVE platform will reduce the practical burden of users related to password loss and recovery. Through the [...]

D01 – Project Management Handbook

This Project Management Handbook (PMH) sets the management rules, methods and practices to facilitate orderly cooperation in the OCTAVE Project. The Handbook refines and extends, in due operational detail, the management elements announced in the Grant Agreement and in the related Consortium Agreement. It defines a set of rules for the organisation of day-to-day cooperative [...]