SC 17

Revision September 2017

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17 Cards and Security Devices for Personal Identification

Scope (revised 2017)

Standardization in the area of:

  • Identification and related documents,
  • Cards,
  • Security devices and tokens, and interfaces associated with their use in inter-industry application and international interchange

Working Groups

Working Group Name
Short description of scope of work
SWG1 Registration Management Group

To serve as the RMG for ISO/IEC 7812 Parts 1 & 2 and ISO/IEC 7816-5.

To effectively manage the numbering system for the identification of card issuers

SG 1 Study Group on Mobile Devices

To better understand the current state of standardization in the Mobile area and to outline the role for SC17 in this arena

WG1 Physical Characteristics and Test Methods for ID-cards

Physical characteristics, embossing, magnetic stripe, and test methods for conformance and card durability

WG3 Machine Readable Travel Documents
To prepare a revised text for ISO/IEC 7501 – Identification cards – Machine readable passport; monitor the standards referenced; consider and define standards for machine readable travel documents and related machine readable cards; co-ordination of JTC 1 liaison with ICAO for maintenance of ICAO 9303, machine readable passports and related ICAO documents
WG4 Integrated Circuit Cards with Contacts
To define specifications related to the Integrated Circuits Card and programing interfaces within the area of SC17, such as the ISO/IEC 7816 series
WG5 Identification of issuers

Responsible for maintenance of ISO/IEC 7812 Parts 1 & 2. To liaise, when necessary with Working Group 4 on matters relating to ISO/IEC 7816-5.

WG7 Financial Transaction Cards – Disbanded
WG8 Contactless Integrated Circuit(s) cards
The scope of WG8 is to develop standards for the Contactless Integrated Circuit(s) Card which does not preclude the incorporation of other standard technologies on the card, such as the ISO/IEC 14443 series
WG9 Optical Memory Cards – Disbanded 2017
WG10 Motor Vehicle Drivers License and Related Documents
Standardization in the field of Motor vehicle driver licenses, such as the ISO/IEC 18013 series
WG11 Application of Biometrics to cards and personal identification
Interoperability for inter-industry and government applications using personal identification technologies, e.g. biometrics. Excludes generic biometrics as undertaken by SC37

History

1969
• SC 17 was formed as ISO/TC 95/SC 17.

1978
• ISO/IEC 7810 – Identification cards – Physical characteristics Ed 1, published in June.

1979
• SC 17 was realigned as ISO/TC 97/SC 17.

1980
• ISO/IEC 7501 – Identification cards – Machine readable passports Ed. 1, published in November.

1985
• ISO/IEC 7811-1 – Identification cards – Recording technique – Part 1: Embossing Ed.1, published in December.
• ISO/IEC 7811-2 – Identification cards – Recording technique – Part 2: Magnetic stripe low coercivity Ed.1, published in December.
• ISO/IEC 7812 – Identification cards – Identification of Issuers Ed.1, published in December.

1987
• ISO/IEC 7813 – Financial transaction cards Ed.2, published in May.
• ISO/IEC 7816-1 – Identification cards – Integrated circuit cards – Physical characteristics Ed.1, published in June. This standard now comprises of 15 parts.

1988
• SC 17 was realigned as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 17. The title of the committee was “Identification cards and credit cards” when formed.
• First plenary meeting held in Toronto, Canada.
• The title was changed to “Identification cards and related devices”.
• SC 17/WG 8 and the latter WGs were formed.

1989
• Plenary meeting held in Tokyo, Japan.

1990
• Plenary meeting held in Washington, USA.

1991
• Plenary meeting held in Cannes, France.

1992
• Plenary meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey.
• ISO/IEC 10536-1 – Identification cards – Contactless integrated circuit card(s) – Part 1: Physical characteristics, (Close-coupled cards) Ed.1, published in September. This standard now comprises of 3 parts.

1993
• Plenary meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden.
• ISO/IEC 10373 – Identification cards – Test Methods Ed.1 published in December.

1994
• Plenary meeting held in The Hague, The Netherlands.
• ISO/IEC 11693 – Identification cards – Optical memory cards – General characteristics Ed.1, published in July.
• ISO/IEC 11694-1 – Identification cards – Optical memory cards – Linear recording methods – Part 1: Physical characteristics Ed 1, was published in July.

1995
• Plenary meeting held in London, United Kingdom.

1996
• Plenary meeting held in Seoul, Korea.
• ISO/IEC 7811-6 – Identification cards – Recording technique – Part 6: Magnetic stripe high coercivity Ed.1, published in March.

1997
• Plenary meeting held in Madrid, Spain.

1998
• Plenary meeting held in Berlin, Germany.

1999
• The title of the committee was changed to “Cards and personal identification”.
• Plenary meeting held in Phoenix, USA.

2000
• Plenary meeting held in Yokohama, Japan.
• ISO/IEC 14443-1 – Identification cards – Contactless integrated circuit(s) cards – Proximity integrated circuit(s) cards – Part 1: Physical characteristics Ed.1, published in April. This standard now comprises of 4 parts.
• ISO/IEC 15693-1 – Identification cards – Contactless integrated circuit(s) cards – Vicinity cards – Part 1: Physical characteristics Ed 1, published in July. This standard now comprises 3 parts.

2001
• Plenary meeting held in Ottawa, Canada.

2002
• Plenary meeting held in Roskilde, Denmark.
• ISO/IEC 15457-1 – Identification cards – Thin flexible cards – Part 1: Physical characteristics Ed 1, was published in October. This standard now comprises 2 parts.

2003
• Plenary meeting held in Singapore.

2004
• Plenary meeting held in Sydney, Australia.
• ISO/IEC 7811-7 – Identification cards – Recording technique – Part 7: Magnetic stripe high coercivity high density Ed.1, published in May.

2005
• Plenary meeting held in Sun City, South Africa.
• ISO/IEC 18013-1 – Information technology – Personal identification – ISO compliant driving licence – Part 1: Physical characteristics and basic data set Ed 1, was published in August. This standard now comprises 3 parts.

2006
• Plenary meeting held in Paris, France.
• ISO/IEC 4909 – Financial transaction cards – Magnetic stripe data content for track 3, ed.3 published in June. Previous editions were published by ISO/TC68.

2007
• Plenary meeting held in Berlin, Germany.
• ISO/IEC 20060 – Information technology – Open terminal architecture (OTA) specification – Virtual machine specification Ed. 1, was published in September.
• ISO/IEC 24727-1 – Identification cards – Integrated circuit cards – Programming interfaces – Part 1: Architecture Ed.1, was published in January. This standard now comprises 6 parts.

2008
• Plenary meeting held in London, United Kingdom.
• ISO/IEC 7811-8 – Identification cards – Recording technique – Part 8: Magnetic stripe coercivity of 51,7 kA/m (650 Ore) Ed.1, published in February.
• ISO/IEC 7811-9 – Identification cards – Recording technique – Part 9: Tactile identification mark Ed.1, published in May.
• ISO/IEC 11695-1 – Identification cards – Optical memory cards and devices – Holographic recording method – Part 1: Physical characteristics Ed 1, was published in October. This standard now comprises 3 parts.

2009
• Plenary meeting held in Beijing, China.

2010
• Plenary meeting held in Takamatsu, Japan.
• ISO/IEC 24787 – Information technology – Identification cards – On-Card matching Ed.1, was published in December.

2011

  • Plenary meeting held in Korea

2012

  • Plenary meeting held in New Orleans, USA

2013

  • Plenary meeting held in Singapore

2014

  • Plenary meeting held in Salamanca, Spain

2015

  • Plenary meeting held in Vienna, Austria

2016

  • SC 17 Plenary and working group meetings are held in Berlin, Germany in October
  • Special Working Group created to serve as the RMG for ISO/IEC 7812 Parts 1 & 2 and ISO/IEC 7816-5.
  • Mr Richard Mabbott retired after xx years leading SC 17 as the Chairman. He was replaced by Dr Peter Waggett.

2017

  • The title and scope of SC 17 are changed, as follows, to reflect changes in the identification industry and the current work programme:

Cards and Security Devices for Personal Identification

Scope

Standardization in the area of:

  • Identification and related documents,
  • Cards,
  • Security devices and tokens, and interfaces associated with their use in inter-industry application and international interchange

 

  • ISO/IEC 7812 (5th Ed) published to reflect the need for 8 digit IINs
  • SC 17 Plenary and working group meetings are to be held in Paris, France in October
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